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Black History Month Movie


February 14, 2013

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For ages 13 to 18 years



Hotel Rwanda



Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, 
Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix
Directed by Terry George
Rated PG-13; 121 minutes; 2004

Set during one of the worst atrocities in African history, this film takes place amidst the attempted genocide of the Rwandan people in 1994 by the Hutu militia. Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager in Kigali who took in over 1,000 refugees at his elegant hotel to save their lives at great risk to himself and his family. This film finally brings this horrifying incident to light as it was barely a blip on the radar of the general public even though nearly one million Rwandans were killed.