Kinyarwanda
Feature Film Program

Monday Sep 19, 2011
7:00PMLive Music
8:00PMFilm Begins

VENUE
Central Park
Outdoors at Tavern on the Green in Central Park
Upper West Side
2 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023
1 to 66 St., B/C to 72nd St.

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ROOFTOP FILMS AND IFP PRESENT:
In celebration of IFP's Independent Film Week, Rooftop and IFP present a special sneak preview of Alrick Brown’s Kinyarwanda. Rooftop & IFP alum Brown has created a powerful and ultimately uplifting fictional film about communities coming together during the Rwandan genocide, based on true stories.


THE FILMS

Kinyarwanda (Alrick Brown | USA & Rwanda | 99 min.)
At the time of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the Mufti of Rwanda, the most respected Muslim leader in the country, issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims from participating in the killing of the Tutsi. As the country became a slaughterhouse, mosques became places of refuge where Muslims and Christians, Hutus and Tutsis came together to protect each other. KINYARWANDA is based on true accounts from survivors who took refuge at the Grand Mosque of Kigali and the madrassa of Nyanza. It recounts how the Imams opened the doors of the mosques to give refuge to the Tutsi and those Hutu who refused to participate in the killing.

An official selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival – and winner of that festival’s World Cinema Audience Award - KINYARWANDA interweaves six different tales that together form one grand narrative that provides the most complex and real depiction yet presented of human resilience and life during the genocide. With an amalgamation of characters, we pay homage to many, using the voices of a few.

The film will be released theatrically this fall by the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM).

For more information, please visit www.kinyarwandamovie.com

MUSIC

EMEFE Horns
New York's hottest afrobeat crew EMEFE was formed in 2009 by drummer Miles Arntzen. The band plays an original mix of afrobeat as created by the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti with the funk of Sly Stone and heavy neo-soul influence as well. At this special performance, the EMEFE Horn Section plays with only the accompaniment of the drumset, in a rare quintet setting. Featuring arrangements of popular songs and original music by Jas Walton and Miles Arntzen, the bare and raw funk of the EMEFE Horns will get you moving like you never have before!

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