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Hotel Rwanda

Nick Nolte and Don Cheadle in Hotel Rwanda

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     7 April   Rwandan genocide starts, 1994 On this day in 1994, a period of mass killing lasting 100 days started in Rwanda, during which around 20% of the country’s population was killed. The violence was organised by the government, …

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Hotel Rwanda

Nick Nolte and Don Cheadle in Hotel Rwanda

    In 1994, 800,000-plus Tutsis were butchered by their Hutu neighbours while the West debated whether this was genocide or merely isolated “genocidal acts”– i.e. not serious enough to warrant intervention. A decade on and the conflict is beginning to arrive on cinema screens, and most of the attempts to turn a dark day …

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