Hotel Rwanda--the movie has just opened to national release in 17 cities across the US. Click on the link to see the trailer and other information. Our wonderful activist friend in LA who goes by "Mad Cao" experienced the film yesterday, and encourages us all to see it. Her brief review is that the movie tells the story of Rwanda in a way that applies to Sudan and other situations of world inaction. The film is very effectively written and directed. There are very few scenes of direct violence. There is a clear and deep telling of the core personal story and the broader story of Rwanda. The core personal story is of a hotel keeper who manages--by sustained presence of his soul--to save 1200 lives.
Mad Cao also suggests that we make available literature or posters on Sudan at theaters..and/or poster lobbies or areas nearby.
The film by the way, has been nominated for three Golden Globe awards.
"Two thumbs up" - Ebert and Roeper.
"Stunningly powerful" - Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"One of the best pictures of the year" - National Board of Review.
"The performance of a lifetime by Don Cheadle" - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times.
"Don Cheadle gives a career-making performance" - Harlan Jacobson, USA Today