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Shooting Dogs

[cert 15, 114 mins]

In just one hundred spring days in 1984, a small African country was crippled by bloody genocide as their fellow Hutu countrymen massacred one million Rwandan Tutsis. The barbarity was beyond imagination, but not beyond prevention. The UN was there with a watching brief but not seemingly able to intervene. And at the heart of it all, a British priest (John Hurt) and a young teacher were forced to confront the depths of their faith, the limits of their courage and, ultimately to make a choice, remain with their people, or run away.

Still of a man standing with his hands on another man's shoulders

Director: Michael Caton-Jones

Starring: John Hurt, Hugh Dancy

Level: AS, A2, GCSE

Subjects: Citizenship, English, Film Studies, History, Media Studies, Politics

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