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2013 Rwanda Film Festival Unveils Lineup: 'Mama Africa,' 'Elza,' Middle of Nowhere'

by Vanessa Martinez
June 21, 2013 10:29 AM
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The 2013 Rwanda Film Festival has unveiled its impressive shortlist of films we have covered and/or reviewed on its site. We will return to any specific titles that we haven't profiled individually. 

The festival, which runs July 20-26 in the state-of-the-art multiplex cinema in the city of Kigali, the Festival received a total of 284 films from all over the world. 

This year's theme “Our Mothers, Our Heroes,” focuses on films "that collectively provided a holistic representation of women." Among the titles selected are Mama Africa, Desert Flower, Virgin Margarida, Le Bonheur D’elza, Ladies’s Turn, Something Necessary, Nairobi Halflife and Middle of Nowhere

See the festival's official website for more information and updates HERE.


See the shortlist below:

2013 Film guide

- Mama Africa

- Desert Flower

- Middle of Nowhere

- Behind the word

- Something Necessary

- Rwagasore

- Itangaza – L’art de reconstruire

- Finding Hillywood

- Nitwa Rehema

- Nzirambi

- Daughter of Nigeria Delta

- War Witch

- The suffering grass

- A lot like you

- Le Bonheur d’Elza

- Imbambazi

- Yellow fever

- Kivuto


- Virgin Margarida

- Ladies’ turn


- Cuba an African odyssey

- 1974

- The Ssenga

- Hot cakes

- Magic Comb

- Kiruna – Kigali

- The first time

- Une femme pas comme les autres

- Nishan

- Olongo

- Defying the odds

- Kanye Kanye

- Diploma

- Kwaku Ananse

- Nairobi Half life

- Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful

- Tall as a the Boabab tree

- Abou L’orphelin et l’arbre magic

- Tey

- Por Aqui Tudo Bem

- Dialemi

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1 Comment

  • Martine Jean | June 24, 2013 8:51 PMReply

    What a great lineup! Happy to see some faves, especially Bohneur D'Elza and Karekezi's Imbabazi.

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