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Birds Are Singing in Kigali (2017)

Ptaki spiewaja w Kigali (original title)
In 1994 Rwanda, a Polish woman ornithologist saves a Tutsi girl from certain death. After a few years they both revisit Africa on an emotional journey full of painful memories.

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Wojciech Albinski (short story "Kto z panstwa popelnil ludobójstwo?"), Joanna Kos-Krauze | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jowita Budnik ... Anna Keller
Eliane Umuhire ... Claudine Mugambira
Witold Wielinski ... Witek
Ciza Remy Muhirwa Ciza Remy Muhirwa ... Jean Paul
Hervé Kimenyi Hervé Kimenyi ... Sebastian
Didacienne Nibagwire Didacienne Nibagwire ... Marie-Christine
Anna Ilczuk ... Falska
Aleksander Mikolajczak ... Colonel
Jerzy Gudejko ... Jan
Maciej Tomaszewski ... Clerk
Wieslaw Cichy ... Officer
Boleslaw Abart ... Anna's Father
Kennedy Jones Mazimpaka Kennedy Jones Mazimpaka ... Bitero
Joel Echallier Joel Echallier ... Wolf
Alicja Smotrys Alicja Smotrys ... Nun
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In 1994 Rwanda, a Polish woman ornithologist saves a Tutsi girl from certain death. After a few years they both revisit Africa on an emotional journey full of painful memories.

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish | English | Kinyarwanda

Release Date:

22 September 2017 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Birds Are Singing in Kigali See more »

Filming Locations:

Kigali, Rwanda See more »

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The production process took several years due to tragic circumstances. Both the film's director Krzysztof Krauze and cinematographer Krzysztof Ptak died while shooting. The movie was finally completed by co-director Joanna Kos-Krauze, who was devastated after the death of her husband. See more »

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Take a box of tissues with you?
6 March 2019 | by miggymartinezSee all my reviews

This is a very powerful film about the Rwandan genocide and PTSD.

I saw it at a film festival and it blew me away. So much so that i feel i would need to see it again to really review it properly.

The background about how the film got made is quite sad as well.


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