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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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Honoré
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Peninah Abatoni ...
Woman Refugee #1
Ashani Alles ...
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Hope Azeda ...
Brigitte
Théogène Barasa ...
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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Valentine: [Answering his question about the defendant] Yes. I knew that he was a leader of the municipality. I felt that he could have protected us, but he did nothing.
Judge Arusha: Did the defendant ever personally participate in the rapes?
Valentine: I never saw him rape anybody... but he didn't protect us. He would tell the Interahamwe: Don't ever ask me again how a Tutsi woman tastes! He was a coach encouraging his players. I heard him say, and these were his exact words, "Tomorrow they will be killed"...! The next day, on ...
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Features The Great Dictator (1940) See more »

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Incredibly powerful and breathtaking
19 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is not an easy movie to watch, but I urge everyone to see it. I was a struggle not to cry; so I held my breath each time because I knew the minute I started crying, I would not be able to watch the entire movie.

The movie not only points out the evil people can inflict on each other, it also depicts how silence and avarice can lead to a horrific end.

When people discuss genocide, they go back to Hitler, Pol Pot, etc - this movie goes to show that we still do not care enough about our fellow humans to take care of them and protect them.

There are several ironies in this movie - one of which was the Olympic games. People worldwide were tuned into the Olympics and keeping tabs of the events at the same time others were being butchered.

In 100 days, almost a million people were murdered. It's unimaginable how a tragedy on this scale remains unknown - even scarier is this is proof that it can and possibly will happen again.


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