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A DVD that all of you must see......!!!

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...Hotel Rwanda

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Words can not explain what I felt after watching this movie. We all have seen bits and pieecs on the news of the 1994 conflict in Rwanda and maybe read a few stories about it. But to be immersed in a story like this one sheds a new light into the tragedy that happened only less than a decade ago.

We here in the Western World sat back and watched this go on for as long as we did. The least we could do is to watch this movie, be touched by it and hope that something like this will never happen again...

The movie's synopsis...

Hotel Rwanda tackles one of the most horrifically ugly events in recent history, when the Hutu extremists of Rwanda initiated a terrifying campaign of genocide, massacring hunderds of thousands of minority Tutsis (who had been given power by the departed Belgian colonists), while the rest of the world looked on and did nothing. Don Cheadle stars as Paul Rusesabagina, the hotel manager at the fancy Les Milles Collines hotel in Kigali. Paul is a Hutu, and a very successful businessman who smoothly greases the wheels, making powerful connections in all strata of Rwandan life. His wife, Tatiana (Sophie Okonedo of Aeon Flux), is a Tutsi. She urges Paul to use his influence to help local Tutsis, who are being harassed and beaten with increasing frequency, but Paul will only use the political capital he's built up to help his own family, if and when they need it. Soon enough, the violence escalates, and the Hutus begin their genocide of the Tutsis. European guests and staff at the hotel are flown out of the country, and Paul is left in charge. He finds that his conscience won't allow him to watch as the innocent are slaughtered, and before long, the hotel has become a well-appointed refugee camp. Paul is seen as a traitor by some, putting his life in danger, and the predicament of his "guests" grows more precarious every day, but despite good intentions on the part of a journalist (Joaquin Phoenix) and a UN peacekeeping colonel (Nick Nolte), the rest of the world is not eager to intervene and stop the massacre. Hotel Rwanda was directed by Irish filmmaker Terry George (Some Mother's Son), who co-wrote the script with Keir Pearson. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide

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Guest siuol_leahcim

really want to see this...i took a course comparing various genocides in the 20th century and read a lot about what happened in rwanda...almost unreal how aweful that was. it's hard to imagine that in 100 days 800,000 people can be systematically slaughtered...really sad how the world turned a blind eye too

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Guest swirlundergrounder

really want to see this...i took a course comparing various genocides in the 20th century and read a lot about what happened in rwanda...almost unreal how aweful that was. it's hard to imagine that in 100 days 800,000 people can be systematically slaughtered...really sad how the world turned a blind eye too

it's really gripping. It's rated PG -13 but it's really shocking for a PG -13 movie

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Guest LeVeL

You know I saw this on Bluckbuster last night and I didn't rent it...thinking that it was a stupid film of something but next time around I will check it out.

Thanks for the Headsa up

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Guest durrtylexx

great movie..really opens your eyes, to see what's happening in Afica.

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Guest swirlundergrounder

You know I saw this on Bluckbuster last night and I didn't rent it...thinking that it was a stupid film of something but next time around I will check it out.

Thanks for the Headsa up

Don't pass it up next time. It was nominated for several Academy Awards...

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Guest swirlundergrounder

paul thomas anderson's movies are awesome

What other movies did he do?

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Guest swirlundergrounder

damn i really have to buy it now

Damm...... you need to!!!!!

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Hotel Rwanda: Fantastic Movie!!!!

I saw it at the theater and recommended it to all my friends.

Very sad to see people from the same family and same religion killing each other only because they were influenced by the leaders of a country.

The two things that stick out of the movie are

1- Be carefull with the media. These killings began after weeks of constant radio propaganda against Tutsis and moderate Hutus. Be carefull with the media.

2- That was truly Genocide. An estimated 800,000 people killed in 100 days. Minimal role played by the super nations.

Very sad and moving film...

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