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Hotel Rawanda

August 11, 2005

Some movies are just to entertain. Some movies grip your heart with some sort of truth and widen your view of the world. Hotel Rawanda is one of those movies. It tells the truth without looking away, but with discretion so that you don’t have to look away. The movie is from the viewpoint of one man, Paul Rusesabagina, who was a hotel manager during the genocide that took place in Rawanda a little over 10 years ago, when approximately 1 million people were slaughtered. Through his almost hesitant bravery, he saved 1,200 Rwandans. Despite the tragedies this movie depicts, the tone of this movie is hopeful. If you get the DVD, make sure you watch the special features so you can watch an interview with the real Paul Rusesabagina. One of the things that stood out to me was when in the interview he said, “I just tried to help my neighbors. It didn’t matter whether I knew them or not.” A good lesson for us all.

For a complete review go to:
http://www.pluggedinonline.com/movies/movies/a0002029.cfm

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