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SnagFilms has acquired exclusive digital rights to Kinyarwanda, which won the world cinema dramatic audience award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, where it had its premiere. The film will debut via SnagFilms partners such as Comcast Xfinity, FiOS, DIRECTV, iTunes, Amazon and VUDU.
Alrick Brown wrote and directed the fact-based film, which follows six different storylines of people struggling through the Rwandan genocide. Darren Dean and Tommy Oliver produced; Ishmael Ntihabose is an executive producer.
“SnagFilms is pleased to bring Kinyarwanda to digital audiences in the comfort of their homes,” said SnagFilms COO Stephanie Sharis. “This is a powerful story, incredibly well told. We look forward to making this film available to film fans worldwide, as SnagFilms continues its rapid expansion into narrative films, and furthers its mission of bringing the best independent films – both narrative and documentary – to audiences via digital platforms.”
Kinyarwanda, which opened theatrically in December, was recently nominated for three NAACP Image Awards. Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired DVD rights in North America and broadcast rights in the U.S. Asher Goldstein of Traction Media negotiated the deals on behalf of the filmmakers.
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