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Hotel Rwanda

[cert 12A, 121 mins]

Based on a remarkable true story of bravery in the face of terror, Hotel Rwanda tells the tale of hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina, a Hutu, with powerful connections in Rwandan society. His wife Tatiana is a Tutsi and when she urges Paul to use his influence to help her people who are being harassed and beaten with increasing frequency, it sets off a chain of events that culminates in Paul's hotel sheltering hundreds during the genocide that gripped the country. The film traces the horrors of the Rwandan genocide while widening its focus to reveal the world's indifference to the slaughter.

Still of a man holding a young girl next to a woman

Director: Terry George

Starring: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix

Level: GCSE, KS3

Subjects: Citizenship, Film Studies, History, Media Studies, PSHE & Citizenship

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