Hotel Rwanda (2004) PG 12 9*

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The Rwandan conflict of the 1990s marked one of the bloodiest chapters in recent African history. Over the course of 100 days, almost one million people were killed. There was no international intervention in Rwanda, no expeditionary forces, no coalition of the willing. Rwanda’s Hutu extremists slaughtered their Tutsi neighbours and any moderate Hutus who stood in their way, and the world left them to it. Paul Rusesabagina, a manager of a hotel who, out of love and compassion, managed to save the lives of 1268 people. He offered shelter to these refugees at considerable risk to his own safety.

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This is a harrowing and violent film however it also shows bravery, compassion and human kindness. That where there is dark there is light.