Saturday, 19 July 2008

Hotel Rwanda

This film is probably one of the saddest films I have watched for a while - it's on a par with Schindler's List for emotion, the decrepit nature of humanity, and heroism. The two things that struck me most was the absolute hatred stirred up against the Tutsi people, and the world standing by as it happened. Everything seemed like it was very much swept under the rug - why was there no intervention to stop over a million people being killed? What scares me most is the volatile nature of things in other African countries, Kenya and Zimbabwe in particular, where although not ostensibly racial, things are disturbing violent. We can only pray that these atrocities will never happen again, and that this time, we will do something to halt the disturbing slide into genocide before it is too late.

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