Aroview: A deeply affecting expose of the Rwandan conflict of the early 1990s that matches its political conscience with vivid staging and terrific performances.
Based on a true story, the ever-versatile Don Cheadle plays Paul Rusesabagina, a "Hutu" hotel manager who harboured over a thousand "Tutsi" refugees during their defenseless struggle against the Hutu militia. While directly indicting the devastating effects of post-colonialism, its urgent, humanist message (to the West) can be universally applied to all civil conflicts, yet never feels preachy. An important yet accessible film that deserves an audience as wide as SCHINDLER'S LIST.
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4 stars (Very Good) What a powerful film. What a story to tell. How sad that it is based on a true story and that there are so many other stories like it. It should be included in the eduction of our young people. Well done.~Davidicus