Film Screening: Hotel RwandaFilm Screening: Hotel Rwandahttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/138431Stokes Multicultural Center2010-04-09T19:30:002010-04-09T21:30:00
April 9,2010 7:30PM–9:30PM
Stokes Multicultural Center
The Center for Peace & Global Citizenship and the Quaker Affairs Office announce the screening of three films in conjunction with the social justice speakers series lecture by Roméo Dallaire entitled “Humanitarian Intervention” on Thursday April 8, 4:30pm.
Dallaire, as the head of the United Nations mission to Rwanda in 1994 tried unsuccessfully to prevent the genocide that took place in that country - his repeated calls for international intervention went unheeded.
The three films to be screened the same week as Dallaire’s visit to campus are:
Sunday April 4, 7:30pm Sharpless Auditorium: Ghosts of Rwanda (2004)
A PBS Frontline/BBC documentary to mark the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide -- a state-sponsored massacre in which some 800,000 Rwandans were methodically hunted down and murdered by Hutu extremists as the U.S. and international community refused to intervene – examine the social, political and diplomatic failures that converged to enable the genocide to occur.
Wednesday, April 7, 7pm Chase Auditorium: Icyizere: Hope
Kenyan filmmaker Patrick Mureithi spent three years filming this documentary on the process of community reconciliation in Rwanda. The film focuses on a “Healing and Rebuilding our Communities” workshop (a Quaker initiated program run by the African Great Lakes Initiative), and was an official selection of the 2009 Rwanda Film Festival. This event brings Patrick Mureithi to Haverford's campus to screen the film and hold a discussion on the themes of forgiveness, peacebuilding, justice and war.
Friday, April 9, 7:30 Stokes Multicultural Center: Hotel Rwanda (2004, dir. Terry George, starring Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Nick Nolte - runtime 2hrs)
Some of the worst atrocities in the history of mankind took place in 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, 800,000 people were brutally murdered. In the face of these unspeakable actions, inspired by his love for his family, an ordinary man summons extraordinary courage to save the lives of over a thousand helpless refugees, by granting them shelter in the hotel he manages. Please alert your students to this series of events that will enable them to learn and to reflect on one of the worst instances of genocide in recent history, and one that is prompting a reconsideration of the ways the international community reacts to conflicts across the globe.
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