Thursday, June 02, 2005

Hotel Rwanda

I finally watched this film.

Paul Rusesabagina is like an Oskar Schindler in this movie. He manages a posh hotel in Rwanda and eventually it becomes a refugee camp for over 1000 Tutsis who were being massacred by rival Hutu tribes. He uses every bit of personal clout, bribes, and owed favors to keep these people alive.

I was overwhelmed by it. It made me feel ashamed that this atrocity happened and the whole world did nothing. We abandoned them.

A much better review of this film can be read here.

It is certainly an indictment of the indifference of the West towards our brothers and sisters suffering in Africa. I wonder if those who opposed the war to liberate Iraq would feel differently if they watched this film...