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'Hotel Rwanda': A Story of Heroism Amid Horror

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'Hotel Rwanda': A Story of Heroism Amid Horror

'Hotel Rwanda': A Story of Heroism Amid Horror

'Hotel Rwanda': A Story of Heroism Amid Horror

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Ten years ago, as Rwanda descended into madness, the international community largely turned away. Director Terry George's new film, Hotel Rwanda, makes that slaughter impossible to ignore. The film tells the true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who used cunning to shelter refugees. George and Rusesabagina join NPR's Neal Conan.

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Terry George, wrote and directed the movie Hotel Rwanda, about the genocide that took place Rwanda in 1994.

Paul Rusesabagina, the real-life hotel manager who helped save Tutsis and Hutus during the Rwandan genocide; his story is told in Hotel Rwanda.