Shake Hands With The Devil - (Import DVD)
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Director Roger Spottiswoode's adaptation of Romeo Dallaire's harrowing autobiography focuses on his experiences as leader of a 1994 UN peacekeeping mission to Rwanda, which failed to prevent a massive act of genocide in which 800,000 Rwandan men, women and children were brutally slaughtered. Dallaire's request for more aid went ignored by the United Nations, and he remains convinced that, with a few thousand more troops and a mandate to act pre-emptively, he could have stopped the killings. His impotence at a time of extreme crisis still preys on his conscience. This powerful and hardhitting film follows Dallaire on his first return trip to Rwanda, in April 2004, the tenth anniversary of the genocide, and dramatises the horrifying events that Dallaire witnessed firsthand.
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