Hotel Rwanda is a very moving film about the Rwandan genocide. Few films bring me to tears but this one did. It felt so strange seeing the dramatized version of the killings and the inaction of the world community. I wonder if anyone ever meant the “Never Again” slogan about genocide. Now it looks like genocide happening in Darfur and still there is no action.
Anyway the movie was really good and I would rate it 9/10.
I was thinking about reading about Rwanda and the genocide. But I am not sure if I want to read only about the 100 days of genocide and their immediate background or more general histories that also cover the genocide. May be you guys can recommend some books. Here are two books about the genocide that look worth a read:
- Shake Hands with the Devil : The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda by Roméo Dallaire, the Canadian general who was in charge of the UN forces there.
- We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch.
Any thoughts about these two books? Can you recommend any others?