A Million and One Questions: Grey Matter

04.29.2011

LEISURE

Kivu Ruhorahoza talks about his debut feature film Grey Matter, the first full-length feature out of Rwanda by a native filmmaker. The film was premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.

  • http://twitter.com/winzy1 winnie scott

    very interesting point on how people don’t know memorable issues happening in Africa and yet American idols are being immortalized in their memories

  • http://profiles.google.com/ccagin1 Carlos Cagin

    Grey Matter is showing at Tribeca one more time, Saturday, April 30th, 9:30 pm at Clearview Cinemas – Chelsea.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rajan-Patel/1256640154 Rajan Patel

    Great video and pretty on point besides the typos

  • http://anti-est.blogspot.com/ anti-est.blogspot.com

    THE TRUTH, THE UNBRIDLED IS MORE COMPELLING.
    SUCH IS THE CHOICE OF GODs.

    ANTI-EST.

  • http://twitter.com/youngwordplay E.J. Prince

    Grey Matter, the partner of hope and death provoking men to do extraordinary things.

  • Nicole Phillips

    What’s in a name is historically linked to Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet, and we must not forget the sweet smelling rose. Like the phrase what’s in a name, Grey Matter (the film created by Kivu Ruhorahoza) has the potential to forever be associated with genocide, death, and Rwanda. It’s good that this brother decided to reveal the tragedy of genocide happening in Rwanda, but the only strange thing to me is how the name grabbed me immediately sticking like glue because all I kept thinking of is the white area, the black area, and the gray area I had learned about in Political Science. The gray area has always been deemed the area where you want to be. I think that alone is creatively brilliant if people are going to pay attention to this film and try to initiate change to give direction and alleviate uncertainty. He saw pain, suffering and death destroying a people and acted on the problem by shedding light through film making. This project is his rose and how sweet it is to know that something good has come out of such tragedy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=501564716 Anita Moipone Makgetla

    i like the way he concluded his piece by showing the prominence of american pop culture in the face of global history and crises. but more importantly i look forward to seeing this film as creating an alternative and more holistically african approach to genocide and war in africa. as a film student we learnt about afro-pessimism and how it is reflected in films such as hotel rwanda which are good at creating awareness about the fact that genocides and wars happen in africa but aren’t great at showing what it was really like for the people who lived through it, what caused it and how they cope with it after the fact.

  • http://www.facebook.com/freshseth Seth Stephens

    It does Matter

  • Anonymous

    Good piece

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