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The 600: The Soldiers' Story ()


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The little known story of a surrounded battalion of 600 men and women that started the counterattack to end the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi in 1994.

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Lathifa Bantegeye
Ntakirutimana Brahim
Muniru Habiyakare
Aisha Igihozo
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Narrator
Beatha Mukakamanzi
Annah Gaelle Muteteri
Benjamin Nikomeze
Jules Niyitegeka
Eugene Nkota
Olivier Shyaka
Alexandre Sibomana
Djazila Umugwaneza
Joselyne Uwera
Djazila Uwicyeza

Directed by

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Laurent Basset
Richard Hall

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Richard Hall ... ()

Produced by

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Richard Hall ... executive producer
Jeff Porter ... co-producer
Neal Tyler ... post producer
Annette Uwizeye ... co-executive producer

Cinematography by

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Laurent Basset

Film Editing by

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Mathys Vande Bruggen
Reinita Susman
Mikka Tokuda-Hall

Casting By

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John Kwezi

Production Design by

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Sibomana Omar Mukhtar

Set Decoration by

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Ernest Gasangwa

Makeup Department

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Faustine Iradukunda ... special makeup effects artist
Sahiya Karim Umuhoza ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Adam Manzi ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jean de Dieu Ngirabaganwa ... assistant director

Sound Department

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Safali Eugene ... sound

Visual Effects by

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Mufuth Nkurunziza ... CG supervisor: Guez Show

Camera and Electrical Department

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Toba Oduwaiye ... assistant camera

Animation Department

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Kevin Hakizabera ... rigging and animation
Honore Hirwa ... layout artist
Saiba Ismail ... organic modeling
Deo Kazintwari ... hard surface modeling
Fabrice Manzi ... lead motion designer
Mufuth Nkurunziza ... CG supervisor
Dean Ntawri ... texturing and lighting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sahiya Karim Umuhoza ... wardrobe

Thanks

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Prosper Bitembeka ... special thanks
Mukasa Joseph ... special thanks
Faustin Kagame ... special thanks
Gilbert Masengo ... special thanks
Marie-Grace Mukabyagaju ... special thanks
Venantie Mukantaganzwa ... special thanks
Judith Mukasano ... special thanks
Marie-Rose Mukayiranga ... special thanks
Vestine Muzirankoni ... special thanks
Tom Ndahiro ... special thanks
Consolee Nishimwe ... special thanks
Jason Nishimwe ... special thanks
Yvette Rugasaguhunga Nyombayire ... very special thanks
Paul Rukesha ... very special thanks
Antoine Rutayisire ... special thanks
Yvonne Umugwaneza ... special thanks
Georgine Umunyana ... special thanks
Beatrice Uwera ... very special thanks

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Plot Summary

On the night of April 6th, after extremists downed the plane carrying the Hutu President of Rwanda who was participating in the peace talks, the Army and the militias began targeted assassinations of moderate Hutu leaders, and prominent Tutsis, and then indiscriminate massacres of Tutsi civilians across the country at an alarmingly fast and brutal pace. This small battalion held out for several days against surrounding army forces that were 10,000 strong, before the relief forces of the RPA arrived from the Head Quarters, 83 kilometers away, to save them. The soldiers of the RPA, while under fire from larger forces, still had to deal with the barbarity of the Genocide, discovering mass killings, raped women, and sometimes their own relatives who had been killed by the perpetrators of the Genocide against the Tutsi. Nevertheless, many continued to fought on. They performed daring rescues of thousands of civilians around Kigali that were trapped in churches, the stadium, and their homes as they faced certain death. These young, well disciplined, politically-educated army were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to save Rwanda from one of the worst events in human history. Written by Richard Hall

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  • 114 min
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