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Sometimes in April (2005)

TV-MA | | Drama, History, War | TV Movie 19 March 2005
When the Hutu nationalists raised arms against their Tutsi countrymen in Rwanda in April 1994, the violent uprising marked the beginning of one of the darkest times in African history which resulted in the deaths of almost 800,000 people.

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Carole Karemera ... Jeanne
... Martine
... Honoré
... Xavier
Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga ... Colonel Bagosora
Cleophas Kabasita ... Valentine (as Cléophas Kabasiita)
... Lionel Quaid
... Prudence Bushnell
Peninah Abatoni ... Woman Refugee #1
Ashani Alles ... Prosecutor
Hope Azeda ... Brigitte
Théogène Barasa ... RAF Soldier #1
Dan Barlow ... Belgian UN Soldier
Johannes Bausch ... UN Officer #1
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When the Hutu nationalists raised arms against their Tutsi countrymen in Rwanda in April 1994, the violent uprising marked the beginning of one of the darkest times in African history which resulted in the deaths of almost 800,000 people.

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Based on the actual 1994 Rwanda genocide See more »

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Depictions of U.S. military personnel are highly inaccurate, including the Marine officer wearing Army combat badges (and in the wrong location), as well as a Navy officer in a full beard and mustache. See more »

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RAF Sergeant #2: [after taking the Belgian UN soldiers hostage, the RAF army blows up the gate and storms the Prime Minister's compound] We know the Prime Minister is in here!
Agathe Uwilingiyimana: [Stoically steps out of the house, pushing her young son back toward a servant to keep him safe] Here I am.
RAF Sergeant #2: [She approaches cautiously] Come with us, Madame!
Agathe Uwilingiyimana: Take me to your commanding officer. But please, leave my children in peace!
RAF Soldier #3: That's bullshit!
[rushes over and shoots her in the head pointblank as her children scream for her]
RAF Soldier #3: .
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Written by Belobi Nge Ekerne
Performed by Zaiko
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And we wonder why people are willing to end their lives to get away from this world.
20 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

What I'm about to say is as controversial as this film. Just like many times in the past the events of Rawanda shows the true nature of man-kinds ability to demean a group or sub-group to such a level that to take the life of a woman or child bares no moral consequence. What about the lives of hundreds of thousands women and children? By broadcasting racial propaganda against the Tutsis the Hutus were able to use the assassination of their President as a springboard for hate and genocide towards the Tutsis Rwanda citizens. Hate of another racial, religious or political group or sub-group is the most used method of control throughout human history. By classifying the term "Cock-Roaches" towards the Tutsis the Hutus were able to see them as less than human making murder more acceptable and without moral consequence.

This movie touched me deeply because it showed the true unforgiving brutality of man with very few moments of sincere sympathy towards the cause of the oppressed. Which is the reality of it all. The Beurocracy of the United Nations headed by the US is as much to blame for the Rwanda tragedy as the murdering Hutus which the film every so slightly portrays in its ending. It also shows its glaring hypocrisy in the face of the UN's most recent intrusions. But this film isn't about political finger pointing its about giving First World Society a vision of the Truth. The Atrocities of Rwanda I would hope more than anything put into perspective the world around us and how everything isn't just the peaches and cream that fills most of our daily lives. No matter what hardships we have been through NONE of them compare to what happened to the Tutsie in 94 or the Jews and Chinese in WWII.

The movie ends with a heart-felt message to "Never Forget". But we will. It is the only thing we can do. To accept the tragedy for what it is as something that truly goes on in this world and will inevitably happen again if Political Propaganda so determines it to be beneficial would mean the end of society's self delusional security. If we were a moral race of beings we would of already taken steps to make sure Rwanda would never happen again in ours nor our children's children's lifetimes. But we haven't. And we won't.


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