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Munyurangabo

Not Rated In Theaters 05/29/2009 , 97min.
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Plot & Details

In a Kigali, Rwanda marketplace, local adolescent boy Munyurangabo and his friend, Sangwa, swipe a machete from a vendor and hit the road together. Each young man is haunted by the ghosts of past experiences. Munyurangabo lost both parents to the Rwandan genocide and now embarks on a quest for swift justice; Sangwa left home years prior and longs to return. So begins director Lee Isaac Chung's feature Liberation Day. The two young men at the heart of the story commence a journey to Sangwa's home, where they remain for several days, but they must soon confront the reality of the racial and tribal differences between them: one is a Hutu, the other a Tutsi, and as Sangwa's parents remind their son, members of the two groups are never supposed to consort with one another -- making the boys' friendship highly inadvisable.

Awards

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

AFI Fest

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 AFI Fest Film Presented Nominated

Berlin International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Berlin International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Cannes Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Independent Spirit Awards Someone to Watch Award Lee Isaac Chung Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

New Directors/New Films

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 New Directors/New Films Film Presented Nominated

Rotterdam International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Rotterdam International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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