Hotel Rwanda –  – English
If wars are not enough, genocide makes the human a lowly organism on this Earth. ‘Hotel Rwanda’ captures the recent genocide happened in the African country Rwanda from the view of Paul Rusesabagina who saved about 1268 lives during that period (pril 6 – Mid – July).
The genocide is because of the tensions between the two groups of people called Hutu and Tutsi, after the assassination of the then Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana. Rwandan Patriotic Front or the Hutu rebels backed up by government believes that it done by the Tutsi people and unleashed themselves killing anybody they suspect as Tutsi. They decide to carry out cleansing their land by killing every Tutsi. Even the children weren’t spared.
Here Paul Rusesabagina working as manager in the Hotel Mile Collines, a luxury hotel, tries to save to his family and neighbors. He belongs to Hutu and gets the help from Hutu Rebels for food. Also he pays some money to their country’s militia to safeguard his hotel. Once the genocide reached heights, other governments starts to evacuate their citizens from Rwanda instead of supporting a peace life. Paul was disappointed because of this, but he also knows that he can’t do much about it. His hotel turns into a refugee camp and he makes sure that he makes every effort to keep the people in the hotel alive and also makes the plea to their relations and friends in other countries to rescue them.
The genocide happened there is shown graphically instead of live action throughout the film. It’s all through the eyes of the Rusesabagina. Some of the scenes in this movie just brings down the tears automatically. When the whole of the tourists and news reporters moves out of the hotel leaving every Rwandan citizen behind, the hotel staffs holds the umbrella to protect them from rain. And one reporter says, ‘Don’t make us feel more embarrassed’.
There is a scene in this movie which hit the truth like a hammer on the head. A reporter comes to the hotel with the video of the genocide. Paul asks him to transmit it so that world will know whats happening there and that will force the other countries to take a look and help them. The reporter replies, “People says its disgusting and continue to have their dinner’.
The movie also shows how incapable UN is. They are just watching the genocide carrying out anything to stop it. Their job is peacekeepers. The head of the UN army has very less soldiers with him and they are able to safeguard very few people.
The movie is well paced for a real life account but the movie’s ending is quite dramatic. But most important thing is, it ends with a ray of hope of prevailing humanity.
Hotel Rwanda – Even a single man can save 1000s of life without violence.