Saturday, January 22, 2005

Hotel Rwanda: Consequence of Distinction

Hotel Rwanda's setting is the slaughter of Tutsis minority by Hutu majority in Rwanda. The distinction of these people into tribes was a result of colonialism by the Belgians (pdf) though there is more history involved. The movie and the events it portrays make one wonder if the genocide was a result of a distinction. I don't believe that this shifts any blame to a previous generation but rather highlights the difficulty of living with distinctions.


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