Hotel Rwand 2004 Movie Review: The Rwandan Genocide

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Isaac Boyer Hotel Rwanda The Rwandan Genocide was a brutal event that took place in the year 1994. The events that led up to it were crucial. It started a couple hundred years ago when the Hutus and Tutsis first fought for power. The Tutsis had won the battle, but later lost power due to their European-like physical qualities. Afterwards, there was peace. Then, in 1994, the Hutu and Tutsis got into another conflict. The Hutus started to dislike the Tutsis. They wanted to get rid of the Tutsis and they new the only way, death. So, on the evening of April 6, 1994, the President Habyarimana’s plane crashed. The Hutus blames the Tutsis for the president’s death. So the Hutus decided it was time to cut the tall trees. Thus began the Rwandan…show more content…
He did this until the Rwandan Genocide ended, during mid-July. A total of about 800,000 people, mainly Tutsis, were killed. The 2004 movie directed by Terry George and starring Don Cheadle as Paul Rusesabagina, Hotel Rwanda, based on a true story, is about the actions that Paul Rusesabagina made during the Rwandan Genocide. It received 3 oscar nominations. It won the best feature film in 2004, top 10 films in 2004, and best actress in a drama in 2005. Being released in December 22, 2004, it made about $100,000 opening weekend, and by 2012, it had made $33,882,243. The budget of the movie was $17,500,000. It has a running time of 121 minutes. The soundtrack of the movie was made by the Afro Celt Sound System, Rupert Gregson-Williams, and Andrea Guerra. It was edited by Naomi Geraghty, just to make sure it’s perfect. Cinematography was by Robert Fraisse. The filming locations were located in Kigali, Rwanda and Johannesburg, South Africa. Nonetheless, the movie does a good job of picturing the courage of Paul Rusesabagina, the cowardice of UN Nations, and the horrors of the Rwandan Genocide. Thus, the viewers of hotel Rwanda will be entertained by the story of Paul Rusesabagina and moved at the fact that…show more content…
If there weren’t any Hutus, there wouldn’t be any genocide at all. The Interahamwe was made up of all Hutus. There were some Hutus that thought that Tutsis don’t deserve to die. But that didn’t stop the Hutus. So the Hutus would kill the sympathetic Hutus. The movie does a good job emphasizing the differences between the Hutus and the Tutsis. After watching this movie, the viewers point of view on the Hutus will change and the viewers will never be able to forgive the Hutus. The Tutsis of the genocide will be forever impacted on this event because many of the Tutsis family or friends were brutally slaughtered. None of the Tutsis deserved their lives to end like the way it did in the genocide. The survivors will never live in peace again. They will never be able to trust anybody again. But they will always be filled with hope. Hope that it would end. Hope that they would be saved. And Terry George does a really good job expressing that hope in the people of Rwanda. It’s clear that George wants people to be filled with hope and never give up on anything. Just like the

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