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Filmography - African Feature Films

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of June 2018

African Feature Films - Rwanda

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of June 2018. 

Most streaming videos listed are available exclusively to AU students, staff and faculty after an online authentications by AUID#.

This is a selective list of video holdings in the American University Library. Filmographies are created by doing multiple keyword searches in the catalog to capture as many titles on a topic as possible. For complete up-to-date holdings (including VHS tapes) please refer to the library catalog (


Grey matter = Matière grise. 2011, 1 streaming video file (100 min.).  A determined filmmaker named Balthazar tries to produce his first feature, The Cycle of the Cockroach. The drama is about a brother and sister dealing with the aftermath of genocide, finds no support from agencies only interested in k funding upbeat policy-friendly films. As Balthazar borrows from a loan shark, The Cycle plays out on the screen measuring the horror and madness of events hardly unique to Rwanda, while offering insight into the nature of political violence. RWANDA. DVD 11060 and Streaming video.


Munyurangabo. 2007.  1 videodisc (97 min.). An orphan of the Rwandan genocide travels from Kigali to the countryside on a quest for justice.  RWANDA. DVD 874 and Streaming video.