This is an incredible documentary. It tells the horrible story of the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. I read about it in the papers, but this film is told through a UN commander from Canada. Dallaire is his name and I will never forget his story of the battle in Rwanda between the Hutus and Tutsi tribes. Tutsis were the
minority group and mainly farmers. 800,000 Tutsis were slaughtered, many with machetes. The Hutus were told to kill or be killed. Tutsis actually paid to be shot rather than killed with a machete. Romeo Dallaire is unforgettable as the real life commander who tried to stop this genocide, which was described as
worse than the Holocaust because the rate of murders was even greater in
Rwanda. Dallaire had no support from the UN or from the Belgian troops, which pulled out at the worst possible time. Watch this documentary simply because Americans need to know the story of the atrocities that took place in Rwanda. How many Americans aren't even aware of this historical event? This is by far the best documentary I have ever seen. The only bright side came at the end
when we are told that many of the Hutu leaders are now being prosecuted as
War criminals. A follow up documentary would be fascinating, but not as
poignant or informative as this stunning documentary.
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