The New Times (Kigali)

Rwanda: Urban Guerillas Showing Today At the Goethe Institut

As always, the place to be this evening for movie lovers is the Goethe Institute. Showing today is a 2003 German film by Neco Celik. The original German version with English subtitles runs for 83 minutes.

Screening is at 6:30pm today at the Ishyo theatre in Kacyiru.

Synopsis

This is a feature film about young graffiti sprayers and musicians in Berlin set far outside the familiar scenery of the capital city, primarily in the world of immigrants, on the fringes of society.

Urban Guerillas has many amateur actors: the characters' language may appear rude at first but it is never mean. It is precisely this absence of the perfection that assures the director and his colleagues of unconditional spontaneity and makes the film an authentic document of multi-ethinic subculture in Berlin.

Even for many German viewers, this film was an expedition into a totally unknown world.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 The New Times. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.