Rwanda Film Analysis

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FILM REVIEW - SOMETIMES IN APRIL 11/1/2015 0 Comments Picture
In 1994, Rwanda faced a civil war called the Rwandan genocide. This war was between the Hutus and the Tutsis, and later other countries were involved. The genocide consisted of 500,000 to 1,000,000 deaths which makes this war a turning point in the history of Rwanda.
The Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck has created a film which tells you to story of this horrible event. With actors as Idris Elba, Oris Erhuero, Carole Karemera, and Debra Winger, Peck succeeded in creating a film about an event which has a huge influence on the African history. The stories centers two brothers: Honoré Butera, working for Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines, and Augustin Muganza, a captain in the Rwandan army who was married to a Tutsi, and who bear witness to the killing of close to over a million people in 100 days while becoming divided by politics and losing some of their own family.

Every April is the rainy season in Rwanda. April 7 is the National Day of Remembrance of the Rwandan genocide. Hutu Augustin, himself is a survivor of the genocide, is a teacher in a local school and during every April he remembers the genocide.
Augustin's brother, Honore, is in prison for war crimes. Augustin receives a letter from Honore asking Augustin
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It gives you a very clear idea about this horrible war and it tells you the story about a Rwandan man, that remembers every year in April the people he lost. I would rate this film 4 out of 5. I can imagine that many people would rate it with five stars, because it really is an interesting and serious story. However, it is not the type of film I prefer to watch so for me 4 stars is the outcome. Despite of this I still think the film really shows a impacting story and after seeing this film I know a lot more about the Rwandan genocide. That is why I would recommend everyone to watch this
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