patjohnson76's Movie Review of Hotel Rwanda

Rating of
4/4

Hotel Rwanda

Everyone should see this & remember what happened
patjohnson76 - wrote on 10/02/07

In 1994 Rwanda faced a genocide of massive proportions due to an instable political environment. It is estimated that nearly one million people were slaughtered. This film places you right in the middle of it, as Don Cheadle plays Paul, a hotel owner who finds himself sheltering those who are targeted for death. The film depicts how large the conflict was and how the international community turned its back on Rwanda and left its citizens to die. Extremely powerful and uplifting, Paul shelters over 1000 refugees in his hotel and desperately tries to keep them alive.

Honestly, this is a movie that should be shown in history classes in high schools. It's not a happy or uplifting film, but in the tradition of Schindler's List is makes you wake up and realize the atrocities that have happened in our world's history.

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