Hotel Rwanda Summary:
Hotel Rwanda is based on one of the most horrifying events in recent history. The story revolves around how the Hutu extremists of Rwanda begin a terrifying campaign of genocide, and massacre hundreds of thousands of minority Tutsis tribe members, while the rest of the world looked on and did nothing. Meanwhile, Paul Rusesabagina the hotel manager at the fancy Les Milles Collines hotel in Kigali tries everything in his power to protect the endangered Tutsis refugees. Paul is a Hutu, and a very successful businessman who smoothly greases the wheels, making powerful connections in all strata of Rwandan life. His wife, Tatiana is a Tutsi and urges Paul to use his influence to help local Tutsis, who are being harassed and beaten with increasing frequency. Soon enough, the violence escalates, and the Hutus begin their genocide of the Tutsis. However, when European guests and staff of the hotel are flown out of the country Paul is left in charge o the hotel. He finds that his conscience won't allow him to watch as the innocent are slaughtered, and before long, the hotel has become a well-appointed refugee camp. Paul is seen as a traitor by some, putting his life in danger, and the predicament of his "guests" grows more precarious every day, but despite good intentions on the part of a journalist and a UN peacekeeping colonel, the rest of the world is not eager to intervene and stop the massacre and the fate of the innocent tutsis people falls in the hands of Paul. Fortunately, as the movie progresses Paul was able to maintain some survivors till the cease of the genocide and peace was finally restored for Paul and his family.