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19:30 to 22:00
End date
23 October 2013
Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College, Linton Rd, Oxford
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm


Film screening: Hotel Rwanda

Film night and discussion

Based on real life events in Rwanda during the spring of 1994, Hotel Rwanda stars Don Cheadle as hotelier Paul Rusesabagina, who attempts to rescue his fellow citizens from the ravages of the Rwandan Genocide. 

The film documents Rusesabagina's acts to save the lives of his family and more than a thousand other refugees, by granting them shelter in the besieged Hôtel des Mille Collines. Hotel Rwanda explores genocide, political corruption, and the repercussions of violence, and will be shown as part of the new programme on Development and the Implications for Law, Justice and Society.

Dr Phil Clark, Reader in Comparative & International Politics at SOAS and author of The Gacaca Courts and Post-Genocide Justice and Reconciliation in Rwanda, will give a short talk before the screening of the film, in which he will discuss some of the major issues and themes explored in the production. 

Praise for Hotel Rwanda

deeply moving, well acted and convincingly staged

Philip French, The Observer

one of the year's most moving and powerful films, anchored by a magnificent performance by Don Cheadle

Claudia Puig, USA Today