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You do not believe you can kill them all?

Why not? Why not? We are halfway there already.

In 1994 in Rwanda, a million members of the Tutsi tribe were killed by members of the Hutu tribe in a massacre that took place while the world looked away. "Hotel Rwanda" is not the story of that massacre. It is the story of a hotel manager who saved the lives of 1,200 people by being, essentially, a very good hotel manager.

The man is named Paul Rusesabagina, and he is played by Don Cheadle as a man of quiet, steady competence in a time of chaos. This is not the kind of man the camera silhouettes against mountaintops, but the kind of man who knows how things work in the real world, who uses his skills of bribery, flattery, apology and deception to save these lives who have come into his care.

I have known a few hotel managers fairly well, and I think if I were hiring diplomats, they would make excellent candidates. They speak several languages. They are discreet. They know how to function appropriately in different cultures. They know when a bottle of scotch will repay itself six times over. They know how to handle complaints. And they know everything that happens under their roof, from the millionaire in the penthouse to the bellboy who can get you a girl.

Paul is such a hotel manager. He is a Hutu, married to a Tutsi named Tatiana ( Sophie Okonedo ). He has been trained in Belgium and runs the four-star Hotel Des Milles Collines in the capital city of Kigali. He does his job very well. He understands that when a general's briefcase is taken for safekeeping, it contains bottles of good scotch when it is returned. He understands that to get the imported beer he needs, a bribe must take place. He understands that his guests are accustomed to luxury, which must be supplied even here in a tiny central African nation wedged against Tanzania, Uganda and the Congo. Do these understandings make him a bad man? Just the opposite. They make him an expert on situational ethics. The result of all the things he knows is that the hotel runs well and everyone is happy.

Then the genocide begins, suddenly, but after a long history. Rwanda's troubles began, as so many African troubles began, when European colonial powers established nations that ignored traditional tribal boundaries. Enemy tribes were forced into the same land. For years in Rwanda under the Belgians, the Tutsis ruled and killed not a few Hutu. Now the Hutus are in control, and armed troops prowl the nation, killing Tutsis.

There is a United Nations "presence" in Rwanda, represented by Col. Oliver ( Nick Nolte ). He sees what is happening, informs his superiors, asks for help and intervention, and is ignored. Paul Rusesabagina informs the corporate headquarters in Brussels of the growing tragedy, but the hotel in Kigali is not the chain's greatest concern. Finally it comes down to these two men acting as free-lancers to save more than a thousand lives they have somehow become responsible for.

When "Hotel Rwanda" premiered at Toronto 2004, some reviews criticized the film for focusing on Paul and the colonel, and making little effort to "depict" the genocide as a whole. But director Terry George and writer Keir Pearson have made exactly the correct decision. A film cannot be about a million murders, but it can be about how a few people respond. Paul, as it happens, is a real person, and Col. Oliver is based on one, and "Hotel Rwanda" is about what they really did. The story took shape after Pearson visited Rwanda and heard of a group of people who were saved from massacre.

Cheadle holds his performance resolutely at the human level. His character intuitively understands that only by continuing to act as a hotel manager can he achieve anything. His hotel is hardly functioning, the economy has broken down, the country is ruled by anarchy, but he puts on his suit and tie every morning and fakes business as usual -- even on a day he is so frightened, he cannot tie his tie.

He deals with a murderous Hutu general, for example, not as an enemy or an outlaw, but as a longtime client who knows that the value of a good cigar cannot be measured in cash. Paul has trained powerful people in Kigali to consider the Hotel Des Milles Collines an oasis of sophistication and decorum, and now he pretends that is still the case. It isn't, but it works as a strategy because it cues a different kind of behavior; a man who has yesterday directed a mass murder might today want to show that he knows how to behave appropriately in the hotel lobby.

Nolte's performance is also in a precise key. He came to Rwanda as a peacekeeper, and now there is no peace to keep. The nations are united in their indifference toward Rwanda. In real life, Nolte's bad-boy headlines distract from his acting gifts; here his character is steady, wise, cynical and a master of the possible. He makes a considered choice in ignoring his orders and doing what he can do, right now, right here, to save lives.

How the 1,200 people come to be "guests" in the hotel is a chance of war. Some turn left, some right, some live, some die. Paul is concerned above all with his own family. As a Hutu, he is safe, but his wife is Tutsi, his children are threatened, and in any event, he is far beyond thinking in tribal terms. He has spent years storing up goodwill and now he calls in favors. He moves the bribery up another level. He hides people in his hotel. He lies. He knows how to use a little blackmail: Sooner or later, he tells a powerful general, the world will take a reckoning of what happened in Kigali, and if Paul is not alive to testify for him, who else will be believed?

This all succeeds as riveting drama. "Hotel Rwanda" is not about hotel management, but about heroism and survival. Rusesabagina rises to the challenge. The film works not because the screen is filled with meaningless special effects, formless action and vast digital armies, but because Cheadle, Nolte and the filmmakers are interested in how two men choose to function in an impossible situation. Because we sympathize with these men, we are moved by the film.

Deep movie emotions for me usually come not when the characters are sad, but when they are good.

You will see what I mean.

Roger Ebert

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Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Rated PG-13 violence, disturbing images and brief strong language

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“Hotel Rwanda” by Terry George Film Analysis Essay

Hotel Rwanda is a 2004 film directed by Terry George, which is devoted to the confrontation between Hutu and Tutsi in Rwanda, known as Rwandan Genocide. The protagonist, Paul Rusesabagina, is a hotel keeper, Hutu by ethnicity, who is married to Tatiana, a Tutsi woman. Meanwhile, the tension between Hutu and Tutsi leads to war.

Paul’s marriage to Tatiana provokes numerous conflicts with Hutu extremists, particularly with a hotel supplier, who is a leader of a local paramilitary organization. The situation becomes worse, their neighbors get killed, but Paul manages to win the appreciation of the local administration by bribery, which helps to keep his family safe.

As the civil war starts, Paul proceeds to help the refugees, keeping them safe in his hotel while negotiating with the military so that they would not hurt the refugees. In the end, Paul is recognized as a hero, who saved numerous lives.

Rwandan Genocide is a mass murder of the Tutu minority in the 1994 Rwanda, during which fourth part of the country’s population were killed at the decision of Rwandan political elite. This unbelievably cruel act was committed on the ground of ethnic prejudices and hatred towards Tutsi, who were blamed for the country’s economic problems.

The film allows a viewer to look at the events of Rwandan genocide with the eyes of a person directly involved in these events, thus placing a viewer into a hard, terrifying situation, makes them understand what it feels like, to be a genocide target (or a husband of a genocide target). Moreover, the image is utterly realistic: the victims get injured, killed, threatened by soldiers, people lose their friends and family members, dead bodies are rotting on a lawn.

The filmmakers did everything that it takes to make viewers accept a universal message: there is no and there can be no single reason to justify a mass slaughter. Genocide is one of the worst crimes a government can commit to its people, and it is not a way to solve any political or economic problems or to enforce the control over a country.

Among the ways that the filmmakers used to transmit their message is the portrayal of the protagonist. Instead of acting as a superhero along to an inspirational tune, or creating a partisan group of Tutsi and heroically defeating Rwandan army, Paul Rusesabagina uses bribery, flattery, and alcohol to prevent state officials from doing harm to those, of whom he cares.

He treats Bizimungu, the general of the Rwandan army, like his guest, welcomes him, pours him a drink, despite the fact that this man was responsible for the murders, to gain his favor and save the family. Such behavior makes Paul a real man rather than a superhero, a common man, who used to mind his own business, but a civil war started, and now he has to use despicable means to achieve noble ends. It makes the protagonist closer and more understandable to the viewer and causes compassion from the latter, which facilitates the transmission of the film’s message.

Apart from that, Paul demonstrates the way to solve tensions without killing anybody. His life makes observers ask questions: if a Hutu man can live and have children with a Tutsi woman, why cannot Hutu and Tutsi live in peace? If a hotel keeper, one person, can successfully negotiate with military officers and save lives, why cannot the representatives of the two ethnicities negotiate instead of fighting? If this man can be compassionate, why cannot others?

Additionally, the film presents an indirect criticism of the actions of the United Nations forces in Rwanda genocide. “We’re here as peacekeepers, not as peacemakers,” such is a response of General Oliver when he sees children killed ( Hotel Rwanda ). This line alone is a sufficient demonstration if the ineffectiveness of the UN’s response to the conflict in Rwanda. Western journalists are no better. Hotel Rwanda makes it clear that the international community failed to bring any solution to the conflict; instead, it presented only some show-like actions.

The underlying message of the film is of high importance to the present-day society. It is valuable to know the history of genocides, including Rwandan Genocide.

People should know what types of attitudes and behavior can lead to genocide: ethnic and racial stereotypes, including offensive names (“Tutsi cockroaches”), hatred, ignorance, ethnic and race-based discrimination, etc. It is also important to understand that genocide often follows economic and political crises in a country: incompetent or populist governments often find an ethnic group to blame for all the country’s problems, distracting the majority of citizens and turning their aggression on somebody else than the government.

Additionally, it is needed to keep in mind that genocide may also be triggered by a long-term conflict between two different groups. In the case of Rwanda, it is also significant that white colonialists involuntarily triggered the genocide, forcing two inimical tribes into the same country. The film also makes viewers believe that it is dangerous and irresponsible to remain silent in such conditions, and it is significant for promoting the values of civil society.

I can be said that the message is helpful rather than detrimental to the audience. Despite the fact that the film has a happy ending, and happy endings rarely occur when it comes to genocide, the message is still powerful and can influence many minds.

Some viewers, uneducated about the affairs of the African continent, may find themselves thinking about the legacy of colonialism. The audience would receive a certain assumption about the causes, course, and outcomes of genocide, which may make people think about the ways to prevent such occasions in future. The filmmakers did a good job and contributed to the world’s efforts to prevent genocide.

The presented analysis of Hotel Rwanda allows to understand the nature of the message translated by this film, assess its value for the contemporary society, and esteem the extent, to which this message is able to reach out to the viewers. This analysis also allows to understand the way, in which this message is translated, including the portrayal and actions of the main protagonist, the presentation of the UN forces, and other scenes.

In conclusion, the film Hotel Rwanda is devoted to the topic of Rwandan Genocide and delivers a powerful message about the inadmissibility of a mass murder, no matter the reasons and purposes. The film presents a protagonist, who does his best to protect the genocide victims and uses illegal means to fulfill his aim. It makes the protagonist closer to a viewer and ensures the successful delivery of the film’s message.

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Hotel Rwanda. Ex. Prod. Terry George. Perf. Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, and Nick Nolte. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2004. Film.

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  • Paul Rusesabagina , a hotel manager, houses over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda, Africa.
  • 1994. In Rwanda, the classification of the native population into Hutus and Tutsis, arbitrarily done by the colonial Belgians, is now ingrained within Rwandan mentality despite the Rwandan independence. Despite the Belgians having placed the Tutsis in a higher position during the Belgian rule, they have placed the majority Hutus in power after independence. Paul Rusesabagina , a Hutu married to a Tutsi, Tatiana Rusesabagina, is the House Manager of the Hotel Des Milles Collines in Kigali. The Milles Collines, owned by Sabena (the national airline of Belgium), is a four-star hotel catering primarily to wealthy white westerners. Paul, who knows how to work the system to run the hotel effectively for its guests and for Sabena, is proud that most of the Caucasians who he meets in this professional capacity treat him with respect. After a specific incident, the relative calm between the Tutsi guerrillas and government-backed Hutu militia takes a turn. Paul's thought that the native population as a whole who are not directly involved in the conflict will be protected as the UN peacekeeping forces and thus the world is watching doesn't happen as the western world largely evacuates from Rwanda and abandons the natives. Such begins what will become a genocide of the Tutsi population. Paul, who is able to get his immediate family to the hotel which is still largely seen as a place of sanctuary, will have to use the considerable skills he has used to run the hotel as well as he has instead to keep himself, his family and any others taking refuge at the hotel alive, whether they be Hutu or Tutsi. Meanwhile, Colonel Oliver, a Canadian heading the UN peacekeeping forces, and Pat Archer with the Red Cross do what they can to assist Paul and to get people to safety first to the hotel then out of the country, while field journalists, like photographer Jack Daglish, try to bring the genocide back into the global media to have the world once again care about what is going on. — Huggo
  • The true story of a hotel worker sheltering multiple people from the danger of the war that takes over their country. Doing everything that he possibly can, with the support of his family, the hotel worker helps both the people who are affected and fight back to protect his country. — RECB3
  • During 1994, some of the worst atrocities in the history of mankind took place in the country of Rwanda--and in an era of high-speed communication and round the clock news, the events went almost unnoticed by the rest of the world. In only three months, one million people were brutally murdered. In the face of these unspeakable actions, inspired by his love for his family, an ordinary man summons extraordinary courage to save the lives of over a thousand helpless refugees, by granting them shelter in the hotel he manages. — Sujit R. Varma
  • Tensions between the Hutu and Tutsi peoples lead to a civil war, in a country where corruption and bribes are routine. Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), the manager of Sabena Hôtel des Mille Collines, is Hutu but his wife, Tatiana (Sophie Okonedo), is Tutsi. His marriage is a source of friction with Hutu extremists, most prominently George Rutaganda, a friendly supplier to the hotel who also is the local leader of Interahamwe, a brutal anti-Tutsi militia. As the political situation in the country deteriorates, Paul and his family observe neighbors being dragged from their homes and openly beaten in the streets. Paul curries favor with people of influence, bribing them with money and alcohol, seeking to maintain sufficient influence to keep his family safe. When civil war erupts and a Rwandan Army officer threatens Paul and his neighbors, Paul barely negotiates their safety, and brings everyone to the hotel. More refugees come to the hotel from the overburdened United Nations camp, the Red Cross, and orphanages. Paul must divert the Hutu soldiers, care for the refugees, be a source of strength to his family, and maintain the appearance of a functioning high-class hotel, as the situation becomes more and more violent, with mobs in the streets just outside the gates. The UN Peacekeeping forces, led by Colonel Oliver (Nick Nolte), are unable to take assertive action against the Interhamwe since they are forbidden to intervene in the genocide. The foreign nationals are evacuated, but the Rwandans are left behind. When the UN forces attempt to evacuate a group of refugees, including Paul's family, they are ambushed and must turn back. In a last-ditch effort to save the refugees, Paul speaks to the Rwandan Army General, Augustin Bizimungu (Fana Mokoena) and when the bribes no longer work, he blackmails him with threats of being tried as a war criminal. The family and the hotel refugees finally leave the besieged hotel in a UN convoy, and they travel through retreating masses of refugees and militia to reach safety behind Tutsi rebel lines. limited details only

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Essays on Hotel Rwanda

When it comes to choosing a topic for an essay on the movie Hotel Rwanda, there are countless options to explore. The film, directed by Terry George and released in 2004, is based on the true story of hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina, who sheltered over a thousand Tutsi refugees during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. The movie is a powerful and thought-provoking exploration of the human capacity for both cruelty and compassion, and it offers a wealth of material for analysis and discussion.

Portrayal of the International Community

One possible essay topic is the portrayal of the international community in Hotel Rwanda. Throughout the film, Rusesabagina desperately seeks help from foreign diplomats and peacekeepers, only to be met with indifference and inaction. This raises important questions about the responsibilities of the global community in the face of humanitarian crises. An essay on this topic could explore the reasons behind the international community's failure to intervene in the Rwandan genocide, as well as the broader implications for the concept of global responsibility.

Role of the Media

Another compelling essay topic is the role of the media in shaping public perception of the genocide. In Hotel Rwanda, we see journalists and camera crews capturing the horrors unfolding in Rwanda, yet their footage fails to prompt meaningful intervention from the outside world. This raises important questions about the power and limitations of media representation in influencing public opinion and driving political action. An essay on this topic could examine the ways in which the media portrayed the genocide, as well as the ethical and practical challenges of reporting on such atrocities.

Character of Paul Rusesabagina

A third possible essay topic is the character of Paul Rusesabagina and his moral dilemma. Throughout the film, Rusesabagina grapples with the impossible choice of protecting his family and hotel guests while risking his own life, or prioritizing his own survival. This raises profound questions about the nature of moral courage and the complexities of ethical decision-making in the face of extreme adversity. An essay on this topic could delve into Rusesabagina's internal struggle and the broader implications for our understanding of heroism and sacrifice.

Psychological Impact of the Genocide

Another potential essay topic is the psychological impact of the genocide on its survivors. In Hotel Rwanda, we see the devastating effects of trauma and loss on the characters who endure the violence and chaos of the genocide. This raises important questions about the long-term psychological and emotional consequences of mass violence, as well as the challenges of healing and rebuilding in its aftermath. An essay on this topic could explore the experiences of the survivors in the film and consider the broader implications for our understanding of trauma and resilience.

Legacy of the Rwandan Genocide

A final essay topic to consider is the legacy of the Rwandan genocide and its relevance to contemporary issues. The events depicted in Hotel Rwanda are a stark reminder of the human capacity for violence and cruelty, as well as the urgent need for vigilance and action in the face of hatred and injustice. An essay on this topic could examine the ways in which the lessons of the Rwandan genocide continue to resonate today, as well as the ongoing efforts to prevent similar atrocities in the future.

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  1. Hotel Rwanda movie review & film summary (2004)

    In 1994 in Rwanda, a million members of the Tutsi tribe were killed by members of the Hutu tribe in a massacre that took place while the world looked away. "Hotel Rwanda" is not the story of that massacre. It is the story of a hotel manager who saved the lives of 1,200 people by being, essentially, a very good hotel manager.

  2. "Hotel Rwanda" (2004) by Terry George Essay (Movie Review)

    Film review. The events in the movie unfold in 1994 when the Rwandan genocide was just about to begin. It starts with a radio broadcast from a popular station. The announcer calls Tutsis cockroaches, and prompts Hutus to kill these minorities. The main character narrowly escapes attacks from angry Hutus when he gives the Hutu salute.

  3. PDF Hotel Rwanda

    Hotel Rwanda is a powerful and moving film about the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. Terry George could have chosen to make a documentary about what happened but instead he focused on the story of Paul Rusesabagina, manager at the Belgian-owned Mille Collines hotel in the capital, Kigali. Paul risked his own life and that of his family to shelter Tutsi

  4. Hotel Rwanda by Terry George

    Hotel Rwanda is a drama film depicting the events in a Rwandan hotel during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. It was co-written, co-produced, and directed by Terry George. To U.S. audiences, the film was ...

  5. (PDF) Analysis of the film "Hotel Rwanda"

    Psychoanalytic aspects on perpetrators in genocide. Experiences from Rwanda. January 2006. T. Böhm. Tomas Böhm. Jennfer M. Kimsey. PDF | Analysis on the film "Hotel Rwanda" based on the basics ...

  6. PDF Comprehension and Discussion Activities for the Movie Hotel Rwanda

    The Film. Hotel Rwanda is based on real characters and events that happened in Rwanda in 1994. It focuses on the efforts of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager, to hide hundreds of Tutsi refugees from the Interahamwe militia. The real Paul Rusesabagina with Don Cheadle, the actor who played him in Hotel Rwanda.

  7. "Hotel Rwanda" by Terry George Film Analysis Essay

    Exclusively available on IvyPanda. Hotel Rwanda is a 2004 film directed by Terry George, which is devoted to the confrontation between Hutu and Tutsi in Rwanda, known as Rwandan Genocide. The protagonist, Paul Rusesabagina, is a hotel keeper, Hutu by ethnicity, who is married to Tatiana, a Tutsi woman. Meanwhile, the tension between Hutu and ...

  8. Main Themes in Film Hotel Rwanda: [Essay Example], 1809 words

    Introduction. The movie Hotel Rwanda follows the true story of a man named Paul Rusesabagina as he attempts to save as many refugees as possible within his hotel, including his own family, as he is involved in a civil war and genocide that had been brewing after decades of tension between two clans living in the region of Rwanda. The two clans ...

  9. Hotel Rwanda (2004)

    Synopsis. Tensions between the Hutu and Tutsi peoples lead to a civil war, in a country where corruption and bribes are routine. Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), the manager of Sabena Hôtel des Mille Collines, is Hutu but his wife, Tatiana (Sophie Okonedo), is Tutsi. His marriage is a source of friction with Hutu extremists, most prominently ...

  10. (PDF) Understanding Hotel Rwanda: A reception study

    Gudehus & Anderson - Understanding Hotel Rwanda.pdf. 5742047a08ae298602ee283f.pdf. ... summary of the content and a few words about the film's aesthetic qualities and narrative form. 8.

  11. Ethics on Film: Discussion of "Hotel Rwanda"

    Carnegie Council's Ethics on Film series analyzes films that deal with ethical issues in international affairs, emerging technology, climate, and more. Based on the true story of a Rwandan hotel manager who saved the lives of over 1,200 refugees during the 1994 genocide, this film points blame at the international community and the UN for doing ...

  12. Review Of The Film Hotel Rwanda: [Essay Example], 806 words

    Published: May 14, 2021. The film Hotel Rwanda is about a battle between the Hutu and the Tutsi that lead to a major war in Rwanda. Paul Rusesabagina who is the manager of Sabena owned the hotel called des Mille Collines. Paul is Hutu but he has a wife named Tatiana who is Tutsi. Georges Rutaganda was a Hutu extremist, he also provided supplies ...

  13. Imperialism's Impact: Hotel Rwanda's Insightful Analysis: [Essay

    Introduction. Hotel Rwanda is a powerful film that depicts the horrors of the Rwandan genocide in 1994. Directed by Terry George, the movie showcases a true story of how a hotel manager, Paul Rusesabagina, saved countless lives amidst the chaos. While the film primarily portrays the ethnic conflict between the Hutu and Tutsi tribes, an ...

  14. Understanding "Hotel Rwanda": A reception study

    This paper examines how Terry George's film Hotel Rwanda participates in memory reconstruction and the intricacies of adapting history to the screen which creates complex and problematic negotiations between reality, history, autobiography, and fiction. ... This essay is a psychological discourse of genocide and its traumatic effects on the ...

  15. Hotel Rwanda: A Twisted Perception

    This essay is brought to you for free and open access by the Journals at Digital Commons@Georgia Southern. ... Recommended Citation Burton, Ashley (2017) "Hotel Rwanda: A Twisted Perception,"Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History: Vol. 7 : Iss. 2 , Article 13. DOI: 10.20429/aujh.2017.070213 Available at:https://digitalcommons ...

  16. Hotel Rwanda Summary

    Hotel Rwanda Summary:In 1994 almost one million people werekilled in a systematic genocide in. the centralAfrican country of Rwanda. As the world stood by,a handful of brave, resourceful and inspiringindividuals did all they could to save Rwandansfrom brutal deaths. Paul Rusesabagina, whosestory is portrayed in the powerful and hopeful filmHotel Rwanda, reminds all of us what one personcan ...

  17. (DOC) Hotel Rwanda film Analysis

    I will start the essay by addressing the actions of the international community during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. This will follow with a brief history of the two ethnic groups, the Tutsi and the Hutu, dating from pre-colonial times with a view to establish how the colonial influence has impacted the two ethnic groups into conflict and rivalry, despite long periods of 'democratic' living.

  18. Hotel Rwanda

    Hotel Rwanda is a 2004 docudrama film co-written and directed by Terry George.It was adapted from a screenplay by George and Keir Pearson, and stars Don Cheadle and Sophie Okonedo as hotelier Paul Rusesabagina and his wife Tatiana.Based on the Rwandan genocide, which occurred during the spring of 1994, the film documents Rusesabagina's efforts to save the lives of his family and more than ...

  19. Hotel Rwanda Reflection Essay

    Hotel Rwanda Reflection Essay - Free download as Word Doc (.doc / .docx), PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. Reflective Essay on the Movie "Hotel Rwanda" and the role of the United Nations on the African genocide

  20. Hotel Rwanda: Individual heroism or interconnectedness in the ...

    When the film starts, the viewer is aware that it is April 1994. Paul Rusesabagina, a Hutu, is portrayed as an aspirational figure in the eyes of his young colleague, the porter Dube: Dube: Aah, that is a fine cigar, sir! Paul: This is a Cohiba cigar. Each one is worth 10,000 francs.

  21. The Rwandan Genocide in The Film, Hotel Rwanda

    The film "Hotel Rwanda" tells the story of Paul Rusesabagina and his family, and how his actions saved over a thousand refugees during the Rwanan genocide. During the early 90's, tensions between Tutsi and Hutu ethnic groups in Rwanda are rising. Crisis seems to be averted when the president signs a peace treaty, but shortly afterward, he ...

  22. Essays on Hotel Rwanda

    The Rwandan Genocide in The Film, Hotel Rwanda. 2 pages / 994 words. The film "Hotel Rwanda" tells the story of Paul Rusesabagina and his family, and how his actions saved over a thousand refugees during the Rwanan genocide. During the early 90's, tensions between Tutsi and Hutu ethnic groups in Rwanda are rising.