Film: RWANDArt (2016)

Through dance, music, fashion and art, “RWANDArt” explores Rwanda’s growing creative scene by introducing young and driven local artists who are taking the industry to the next level.

Through dance, music, fashion and art, “RWANDArt” explores Rwanda’s growing creative scene by introducing young and driven local artists who are taking the industry to the next level.


Creative entrepreneurs in Rwanda are leaving preconceived beliefs behind and unleashing their artistic potential. They are the new face of Rwanda; a country which has beautifully risen from the ashes and is moving forward without forgetting its essence and traditions. Sarine Arslanian’s documentary “RWANDArt” (52m, 2016) captures this phenomenon, which expresses itself through dance, music, fashion and art. Passionate artists share their stories, dreams and ambitions. Increasingly, they are becoming a source of inspiration, redefining cultural boundaries and showing hope and humanity. 



Rwanda Film Festival: Official Selection. World Premiere. Kigali, Rwanda. 22-29 July 2016.

Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival: Official Selection. Summer 2016.

Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival: Official Selection. Online. 3-9 October 2016.

Winter Apricots Prilep International Film Festival: Non Competition. Prilep, Macedonia. 16-17 December 2016.

Auroville Film Festival: Official Selection. Auroville, India. 16-23 December 2017.

Amakula International Film Festival: Official Selection. Kampala, Uganda. 14-17 March 2018.

Afrika Filmfestival: Nominated for the Prize of the Flemish Commission for Unesco. Leuven, Belgium. 20 April - 5 May 2018.

Douala Art Fair: Presented in Partnership with Canal +. Douala, Cameroon. 2-3 June 2018.

Nteredde Documentary Showcase: Official Selection. Kampala, Uganda. 16-17 June 2018.

Semaine Culturelle “Raconte moi ton Afrique Noire”: Maison de Quartier de la Liberté, La Roche sur Yon, France. 4 December 2018.

Festival Arkadi: Presented in Partnership with Canal +. Abidjan, Ivory Coast. 5-15 December 2018.

Africa Now Festival: Presented by iAfrica Film Festival in collaboration with Afrika Museum. Berg en Dal, Netherlands. 30 May 2019.

iAfrica Film Festival: Official Selection. The Hague, Netherlands. 6-7 October 2019.



[FR] : Diffusé sur Canal +.

[FR] : Programmation Spéciale : AVANT-GARDE A[RT]FRICAINE, à l'occasion de la Biennale de l'Art Africain contemporain, DAK'ART, 08 MAI À 20H30, en exclusivité sur CANAL+ et CANAL+ CINEMA.




TRUE Africa: Rwanda is about more than its past (or Kagame): http://trueafrica.co/article/the-creatives-forging-rwandas-future/

LifeGate: RWANDArt, the documentary about young creatives putting Rwanda on the map: http://www.lifegate.com/people/news/rwandart-documentary

Africavivre: RWANDART : le bouillonnement artistique rwandais: https://www.africavivre.com/rwanda/a-voir/documentaires/rwandart-le-bouillonnement-artistique-rwandais.html

UK Visual Anthropology: RWANDArt-Alumni Sarine Arslanian shares her latest project: https://ukvisualanthropology.com/2017/06/23/rwandart/

Igihe: Iserukiramuco Rwanda Film Festival rigiye kubera muri Convention Center: http://www.igihe.com/imyidagaduro/sinema/article/iserukiramuco-rwanda-film-festival-rigiye-kubera-muri-convention-center

Igihe: Ubushake bw’urubyiruko mu gukora sinema mu Rwanda buratanga icyizere cy’ejo heza (Video): https://igihe.com/imyidagaduro/sinema/article/ubushake-bw-urubyiruko-mu-gukora-sinema-mu-rwanda-buratanga-icyizere-cy-ejo