Hotel Rwanda

1994. In Rwanda, the classification of the native population into Hutus and Tutsis, arbitrarily done by the colonial Belgians, is now ingrained within Rwandan mentality despite the Rwandan independence. Despite the Belgians having placed the Tutsis in a higher position during the Belgian rule, they have placed the majority Hutus in power after independence.Paul rusegblaina, a Hutu married to a Tutsi, Tatiana Rusesabagina, is the House Manager of the Hotel Des Milles Collines in Kigali. He runs the Milles Collines, a four star hotel whose primary occupants are westerners. After the president was assassinated, the tension between the hutus and tutsis heightened. The war is a painful reminder of the ethnic divide that can destroy nations like Rwanda and many others. Meanwhile, Colonel Oliver, a Canadian heading the UN peacekeeping forces, and Pat Archer with the Red Cross do what they can to assist Paul and to get people to safety first to the hotel then out of the country, while field journalists, like photographer Jack Daglish, try to bring the genocide back into the global media to have the world once again care about what is going on. My question is how did Rwanda unite the nation after the disaster because most african countries wouldn’t have recovered very nicely due to the relatively poor infrastructure, corruption and numerous other factors contributing to the struggling nations. There can be alot to learn from this movie, as I am not too familar with the whole genocide as it wasn’t really that much of a mainstream topic in all the years I’ve taken history. Luckily, under Paul Kagame, Rwanda has experienced major economic growth while the health and the education of the country has grown tremendously. The genocide may have killed millions of people, but it didn’t destroy the spirit of the nation

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