Hotel Rwanda is a historical drama film that shows the quiet heroism of one man, Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), during the Rwandan Genocide. Directed by Northern Irish filmmaker Terry George, it was co-produced in 2004 by Canadian, British, Italian, and South African companies, and the first ever co-production between the rival independent film studios Lions Gate Films and United Artists. It was filmed mostly in South Africa, with some second unit filming in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.
Hotel Rwanda has been called an African Schindler's List. Each movie portrays one imperfect man who uses his political position, social skills, and quick wit to rescue thousands of lives from a holocaust. Unlike its more famous cousin, Hotel Rwanda did not win any Oscars, though it was nominated for three: Best Actor (Cheadle), Best Supporting Actress (Sophie Okonedo), and Best Original Screenplay.
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- Official site
- Hotel Rwanda at the Internet Movie Database
- Filming the Unfilmable - The challenge of the genocide movie
- Hotel Rwanda at the Arts & Faith Top100 Spiritually Significant Films list
- Don Cheadle interview for Hotel Rwanda
- Immortal Chaplains Foundation honors Rusesibagina, and affirms the movie's version of events