May 5, 2005

Hotel Rwanda - a beautiful film that touches the soul

Last night I attended the week's international film screening at the Asia-Europe Institute in University of Malaya. This beautiful film directed by Terry George was nominated for three Academy Awards recently.

This story is about an ordinary family man and yet a heroic figure who summons extraordinary courage to save livesof over a thousand helpless refugess by granting them shelter in the hotel he manages.

Ten years ago, some of the worst atrocities in the history of mankind took place in the country of Rwanda. And in an era of high-speed communication and round-the-clock news, the events went almost unnoticed by the rest of the world. In only three months, almost 1 million people were brutally murdered.

This is truly an unforgettable and deeply moving film. Certainly the best film I've watched so far.
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