In April 1994, after the airplane of the Hutu President of Rwanda is shot down, the Hutu militias slaughter the Tutsi population. In the Ecole Technique Officielle, the Catholic priest Christopher and the idealistic English teacher Joe Connor lodge two thousand five hundred Rwandans refugees, under the protection of the Belgian U.N. force, and under siege by Hutu militia. When the Tutsi refugees are abandoned by the U.N., they are murdered by the extremist militia.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
What would you risk to make a difference?
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Did You Know?
The firearm props used were real weapons, though they had been disabled. The extras were given belts of live ammunition to carry around in several scenes. See more
Throughout the movie, the Belgian Captain wears the insignia of a Sergeant (three white lines). See more
Why are you doing this?
You asked me, Joe, where is God in everything that is happening here, in all the suffering? I know exactly where he is. He's right here. With these people. Suffering. His love is here. More intense and profound than I have ever felt. And my heart is here, Joe. My soul. And if I leave I think I may not find it again.
Before the credits we are shown photographs of Rwanda genocide survivors who served as on set crew members. Next to each picture is text stating how many loved ones they lost. See more
Jesu, Lover of My Soul
Words by Charles Wesley
Music by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry See more