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Overall A-

During an approximate 100-day period in 1994, while North Americans were fixated on making money in a new economic age, the African country of Rwanda was home to an atrocity that would eventually set itself in history as one of the largest genocides on the planet.

Violence C-
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D+
Substance Use C+

Talk to your kids about…

Hotel Rwanda

If you share this film with your teens (we can’t recommend it for pre-teens), be prepared to discuss what they have seen. It poses interesting questions about our responsibility to become involved in other country’s affairs.

Romeo Dallaire, the Canadian in charge of the UN Peacekeeping forces during the genocide, has suffered great mental anguish since the event. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation interviewed him in December 2003. The written transcript is located here: http://www.cbc.ca/hottype/season03-04/03-12-02_dallaire.html

MGM/UA has an especially impressive website for this film located here: http://www.mgm.com/ua/hotelrwanda/main.html. There are materials for teachers and parents that can be helpful in understanding the facts behind the movie.

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