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Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire (2004)

The story of Canadian Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire, and his controversial command of the United Nations mission to Rwanda during the 1994 genocide.

Director:

Peter Raymont

Writers:

Roméo Dallaire (based in part on the book by: "Shake Hands With the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda") (as [Ret.] Lt. General Roméo Dallaire), Brent Beardsley (with: "Shake Hands With the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda") (as Major Brent Beardsley)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gerry Caplan Gerry Caplan ... Himself - Author 'Rwanda: The Preventable Genocide' (as Gerald Caplan)
Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage)
Hillary Clinton ... Herself (archive footage) (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)
Roméo Dallaire ... Himself (as Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire)
Mike Enright Mike Enright ... Himself - CBC Journalist (as Michael Enright)
Paul Kagame Paul Kagame ... Himself - President of Rwanda
O.J. Simpson ... Himself - During Trial (archive footage)
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The story of Canadian Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire, and his controversial command of the United Nations mission to Rwanda during the 1994 genocide.

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Official Sites:

White Pine Pictures

Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apertando as Mãos do Diabo See more »

Filming Locations:

Rwanda

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Robert Redford personally came to the film's opening at the Sundance Film Festival and introduced the film. At the end he said that this documentary is the type of film he created Sundance for in the first place. Source: See more »

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Soundtracks

Blue Berets
Words and music by Stompin' Tom Connors (as Tom Connors)
Performed by Stompin' Tom Connors
Published by Crown Vetch Music (SOCAN)
adm. by Morning Music Limited
Courtesy of Stompin' Tom Limited
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What is the value of a human life?
31 January 2005 | by dmbhutchSee all my reviews

I just returned from the Sundance film Festival where I saw Shake Hands with the Devil. This documentary must be seen for many reasons. It is a history lesson for those who missed the tragedy of the Rowandan genocide. It asks the question: why do we value one human life above another? It tells the story of the courage and conviction of Romeo Dallaire; qualities he possesses to an extent that surpasses what most of us can only imagine. After the screening I attended, the audience was left speechless and was slow to applaud. We all sat in our seats numbed by what we just seen - that human life can have no value on a world wide basis. Please see this outstanding documentary.


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