January 10, 2014
AP World History: Movie Review- Hotel Rwanda
1. What time period does the film take place in? What is the time span? This movie takes place in the spring of 1994 in the country of Rwanda during the Rwandan genocides.
2. What civilization or part of the ancient world is the film portraying? This movie portrays the Rwandan society in Africa. The characters are attempting to find safe haven within the campus of a hotel called the Hotel des Mille Collines. The pressure holds between the Tutsi and the Hutu tribes. This war was being fought in the 90’s because the Tutsi people were the minority, and the Hutu people believed they were the reason behind the regions decline.
3. Who are the main characters in this film?
Paul R. – Paul is the hotel manager and is in charge of keeping his many refugees safe from the destructive war around them. He is intellectual and has a lot on his shoulders. He witnesses his neighbors being killed, and does not want that fate to fall upon more of his people – most importantly his family. He has to remain calm to run the facility smoothly, and maintain faith within the people. (His wife is Tatiana who has to help him through this time of hardship, and in sorts be his “rock”. She keeps him somewhat sane in this time of turmoil) Colonel Oliver – Peacekeeping forces colonel. He is by legal rule not able to evacuate those tangled in the genocide. He tries to work with Paul to get the refugees out, but on his attempt gets busted and is involuntary pushed right back where they started. Georges R. – leader of the Tutsi militia. He was the vile creature that pushed for all the disgusting acts against the Hutu peoples. He was on the radio constantly pushing for these innocent people to be punished.
4. What, if any, known historical events were portrayed (year place, people involved)? The main event portrayed was the hiding of over 1,000 refugees in Hotel des Mille Collines by...
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