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Rent Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire (2004)

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1h 31min
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Synopsis:
In 1994, word began to spread around the globe of an incomprehensible tragedy unfolding in the small African nation of Rwanda. In a period of just 100 days, the country's Hutu extremists had executed more than 800,000 Tutsis with ruthless efficiency. Genocide had once again blighted the world. "Shake Hands With The Devil" recounts this unconscionable series of events through the eyes of Canadian Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire, the man tasked by the United Nations Security Council with maintaining peace in the beautiful, yet volatile, nation.
Valiantly leading ill-equipped, untrained troops who did not want to be there and desperately pleading each worsening day with the UN for reinforcements and revised rules of engagement, Dallaire was rendered powerless by his superiors in New York. The inevitable failure of the peacekeeping mission haunts him to this day. The mental anguish of reliving the horrors he witnessed more than once drove him to attempt to end his own life. Following Dallaire's emotional journey, 10 years later, back to Rwanda, the film is an unflinching and gut-wrenching indictment of a UN administration that had the opportunity to stop the killing, yet let it play out with devastating consequences. Dallaire's story must be told and its lessons must be learned.
Actors:
, , , Paul Kagame,
Directors:
Writers:
Roméo Dallaire
Studio:
Metrodome
Genres:
Documentary
Countries:
Canada
Awards:

2005 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Audience Award Documentary

BBFC:
Release Date:
17/09/2007
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary With Director Peter Raymont
  • Commentary By Toronto Star Critic Geoff Pevere
  • Interview With Director Peter Raymont By "Reel To Real" Host Richard Crouse
  • Excerpt Reading By Lt. General Romeo Dallaire
  • Photo Gallery With Audio Commentary By Maclean's Chief Photographer Peter Bregg

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