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Hotel Rwanda

While the rest of the world was sleeping, the conflict between the two primary tribes in Rwanda, the Hutus and the Tutsis exploded into a full out war. Rwanda is a small country, so small that it’s only represented by a dot in the map of Africa. The population of Rwanda is dived into two castes: the Tutsi cattle owners and the Hutu farmers. In 1994, one million people were viciously murdered in the country of Rwanda. Hotel Rwanda tells the true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a Rwandan hotel manager caught in this bloody war. As the war becomes a place of madness., Paul secretly hides over a thousand refugees during the genocide. Paul realizes that he is the only hope for the refugees.

This movies is a perfect example of a genocide that occurred in many countries throughout years because it tells us how the world watched while people were getting murdered left to right, with no hope of it getting any better. It gives us a very real picture of civilians caught in a political battle and how globalization plays a huge part. This movie is not a simple drama, but it is a true story of a man who tried to save not only his family, but also complete strangers from the genocide. After watching this and becoming aware of a conflict between the Tutsi and Hutu, it made me think of my childhood years.

I was born and raised in a country called Bosnia. During the years of 1991 to 1995, genocide occurred and killed more than thousand helpless civilians. Bosnia was a part of Yugoslavia and wanted to become an independent country. After wanting to declare independence, Bosnia was attacked by the Serbian army, which resulted in many deaths. I was a young girl who had to move out of my hometown and witness the murder, rape and many other things that a child shouldn’t be exposed to.

While watching this movie, I remembered my terrible childhood years and how it affected my life today. This movie was one of the best movies I have watched because in a...
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