In April of 1994, the world ignored a massacre occurring inRwanda. 800,000 Rwandans were slaughtered in 100 days. Read that again. 800,000 Rwandans were slaughtered in 100 days.
Canadian Roméo Dallaire was the head of a UN peacekeeping mission given the impossible task of preventing a genocide. The failure of his mission, although inevitable in the face of global apathy and UN callousness, gutted him. Witnessing the brutal decimation of humanity, he stood firm for as long as humanly possible, saving as many lives as circumstances allowed — then he lost his mind. This riveting, disturbing documentary is his attempt to reconcile those events as he makes his return to Rwanda for the 10th anniversary of the genocide.
After tumbling into an abyss of suicidal depression, Dallaire has emerged, still in awe of what transpired. His anger when discussing the fleeing UN troops, disingenuous world leaders and absolute human brutality still burns, in what is a fascinating and horrifying portrait of an articulate, noble man forced to confront hell on earth.
Opens May 13