Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager, houses over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda, Africa.
“Hotel Rwanda” is a 2004 historical drama film directed by Terry George. The movie is based on real-life events that took place in Rwanda during the Rwandan Genocide in 1994.
The story centers around Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager at the Hôtel des Mille Collines in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. Paul uses his position and negotiation skills to shelter and protect refugees who seek refuge in the hotel from the violence and ethnic conflict that is happening all around them.
As the violence escalates, Paul is faced with increasingly difficult decisions and must use all his resources to try to keep the refugees safe. The film shows the brutality and horrors of the genocide as well as the courage and selflessness of those who risked their lives to protect others.
“Hotel Rwanda” was critically acclaimed and was nominated for numerous awards, including three Academy Awards. The movie has become an important representation of the Rwandan Genocide, and the character of Paul Rusesabagina has become a symbol of hope and resilience in the face of extreme adversity.