Hotel Rwanda Term Paper

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Hotel Rwanda - a Film Review

Hotel Rwanda is a dynamic film inspired by the true events that took place in Rwanda in 1994. The source of the tension is a rebel faction inciting Hutu Rwandans against Tutsis Rwandans. The rebels project themselves as an oppressed Hutu people, who suffered discrimination during Belgium colonial occupation of the country. During the Belgian colonial period, the Tutsis were regarded by the Hutu as receiving favorable treatment from the Belgian colonists; thus casting the Hutu aside because of a racial bias. The truth of the matter is that the Hutu rebel forces are corrupt, and it is not a situation of oppression, but one arising out of greed by people who wish to take the country over to achieve individual wealth. This theme of greed and corruption is put out front in the film, and it is a bold move on the part of Terry George. Although George does not let the Belgians go without remark, and it is clear to some extent that the Belgian colonialization of the country did not serve it well in the end.

Actor Don Cheadle, portraying the hero Paul Rusesabagina, the hotel manager who wheels and deals with corrupt government officials and corrupt rebel leaders playing both sides of the fence in an effort to do his job; puts on a superb performance. Rusesabagina, in the film as in real life, is a Hutu, married to a Tutsis woman, and together they have children, and are close to Paul's wife's family. Paul wants to keep his family out of politics, but once the Hutu rebels begin slaughtering the Tutsis people, it becomes impossible for him remain neutral.Buy full Download Microsoft Word File paper
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Paul and his family take refuge in the hotel where Paul works, a Belgian owned hotel business. There, they hold out in hope of a United Nations intervention in the violence. Unfortunately, in real life as in the film, it would be more than a hundred days before the world move to intervene in the genocide that was going on in Rwanda. By the time it was over, countless were dead. The film forefronts this… [END OF PREVIEW] . . . READ MORE

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