Talk to your kids about…
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.