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Hotel Rwanda

I’m usually not one to write movie reviews, even though I usually have an opinion on just about every movie I see. However, after receiving the ability to attend the advance screening of Hotel Rwanda this previous Wednesday I felt something had to be said about it. The true tragedy of this movie is that its an extremely limited release and therefore will probably only be seen by those who are truly interested. I guess in a lot of ways its pretty consistent with America’s media portrayal of genocide and African policy.Think what you may about the Rwanda situation, but it’s hard to deny that genocide is happening in the world right now; Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo are considered genocides by many in the world, and even Colin Powell held a press conference declaring the situation in Sudan’s Darfur region a genocide… and then our military did nothing. Meanwhile we continue to occupy two nations, hold thousands of potential “terrorists” prisoner, and our media and government…