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The African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) announced yesterday that they will theatrically distribute the Sundance award-winning film, “Kinyarwanda” this Fall.

Written and directed by Alrick Brown, “Kinyarwanda” is based on the true stories of numerous Rwandans who experienced the atrocities of the genocide.

“It doesn’t have bodies, it doesn’t have bullets. It doesn’t focus on the violence of the genocide. It focuses on the heart of the genocide,” filmmaker and AFFRM founder, Ava DuVernay, said during a video she released yesterday.

“Kinyarwanda” will be the second film released by AFFRM.

AFFRM was founded in 2011, and serves as a distribution collective dedicated to the domestic theatrical release of quality black independent films.

AFFRM’s first release, the critically-acclaimed I Will Follow (written, produced and directed by DuVernay), was released earlier this Spring to strong box office receipts without any formal marketing or advertising budget.


“We’re truly honored to release KINYARWANDA with Alrick Brown and his amazing producing team. AFFRM’s mission is to shine a light on the work of black filmmakers and to meaningfully connect their films to both black consumers and film lovers of every hue,” explained DuVernay.

For more information on the film including forthcoming release dates and ticket sales, go to


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