Movies: Not Just an African Story

Hotel Rwanda is the riveting account of a man finding courage in the midst of genocide

Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle) is a smooth and accommodating guy. Neat and trim in his habitual jacket and tie, he's a black man managing a luxury hotel in Kigali, Rwanda, a decade ago, making friends and doing favors across racial and national boundaries. He knows when an obsequious word or a proffered bottle of single-malt Scotch will do him the most good with corrupt local officialdom. And he is doing his best to ignore the rising tensions between his country's ruling Hutu tribe (of which he is a member) and the rebellious Tutsi.

Then, however, tension turns into genocide. And Rusesabagina turns...

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