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.
- MPAA Rating: Not Rated
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 97min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 05/29/2009
- DVD Release Date: 10/06/2009
- Distributor(s): Film Movement
Lee Isaac Chung
Jean Marie Vianney Nkurikiyinka
Jean Pierre Harerimana
Edouard B. Uwayo
- Themes: Orphans,Haunted By the Past,Crimes Against Humanity,Out For Revenge,Unlikely Friendships
- Tone: Cathartic
Rwanda, homecoming, interracial, knife, marketplace
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (05-29-2009)
- Language: Kinyarwanda