Friday, January 14, 2005

Hotel Rwanda

Go see it: Hotel Rwanda which stars the fantastic Don Cheadle, along with a great supporting cast. I've read a lot of great reviews for this film, and finally got to see it yesterday, and it was as good and better as advertised. The movie recounts the Hutu's genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda, and particularly follows one man's journey that ultimately led to him saving hundreds of people from death. Particularly important in the film, I think, is the critique in the undercurrent of Western countries, like good ol' USA, who did practically NOTHING to help, unwilling to even label these atrocities as genocide. And the critique of not just governments, but everyday people, who will watch stuff like this on TV, say how terrible it is, and then go back to eating dinner. Ouch - right on, isn't it?
Go see it!
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