View Full Version : Hotel Rwanda

01-31-2005, 10:08 AM
Though I'm talking about the movie, it obviously belongs in this forum.

Has anyone seen this film? As usual, Don Cheadle is an amazing actor and is great here, but the entire movie is phenomenal. And yes, very upsetting. My eyes weren't dry for most of the movie, and I'll admit that some scenes made me sob openly.

I'd always wondered why there wasn't more education concerning the Rwandan genocide out right now, and the movie just makes me wonder all over again. The existence of the movie is a step in the right direction, obviously, but the fact that something this horrible can happen with not nearly enough coverage is a bit unsettling.

Anyway, for anyone who's seen it, or is interested in seeing it, post. If you haven't seen it, I strongly encourage you to do so.

01-31-2005, 10:20 AM
There have been plenty of genocides in the past, even plenty of American backed ones (thinking General Suharto right now.)

01-31-2005, 10:21 AM
I know, and it's really upsetting that so many of them are ignored. The Armenian genocide comes to mind immediately.

It's more infuriating than upsetting that anything like this could happen, and as often as it does.

01-31-2005, 12:21 PM
Damn WCM, I don't know where the hell you get your sources from, but whatever sites you frequent are patheticly bent on being a watchdog to all and any American action. Cut that shit. It's annoying. There is more to world affairs than involvement of certain political parties.

01-31-2005, 02:37 PM
I probably would've mentioned it democratic/republican either way. I actually got this from my English class (rather odd for a business school.) Anyways I noticed on this forum I have a tendency to sound anti-American, it's odd cause I usually end up defending Americans on socialist forums.

01-31-2005, 02:56 PM
It's also annoying that people go around comparing genocides, and it turns into a "one up" game. Not saying that's what you were doing, wheelchairman, but on other boards every Auschwitz thread ended up turning into a "What about Rwanda?!" thing. With something this tragic, why bother going that route? Just discuss it.

01-31-2005, 04:52 PM
Good call, Johnny. I couldn't care less about your bias towards or against Americans, WCM, it's just that i'm sick and tired of watching references made at Americans in topics where they really shouldn't have a place.

It's like - "And that's the life story of Jesus of Nazareth"
-"Really? That's awesome. An American marine raped my goat once!"

02-01-2005, 07:35 AM
Now honestly, do you have any idea how traumatizing that can be for the poor shepherds? Sometimes your insensitivity and abrasiveness is just too much.