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Shake Hands With The Devil

The Journey of Romeo Dallaire

Shake Hands With The Devil
General Roméo Dallaire in Rwanda in 2004

In 100 days - between April 6 and July 16, 1994 - an estimated 800,000 men, women and children were brutally killed in the obscure African country of Rwanda. The victims - many horrifically hacked to death with machetes - were Tutsi, and moderate Hutus who supported them.

One man was tasked by the United Nations with ensuring that peace was maintained in Rwanda - Canadian Lieutenant General Roméo Dallaire. But, unsupported by U.N. headquarters and its Security Council far away in New York, Dallaire and his handful of soldiers were incapable of stopping the genocide.

Join us for this free screening and discussion.  Carl Wilkens, the only American to stay in Rwanda during the Rwandan genocide in 1994, will be present as well. 

Think of this as third in a trilogy of films about the 1994 Rwanda genocide. The first two ("Hotel Rwanda" and HBO's "Sometimes in April") were dramatizations of real life. This is the real thing -- a searing documentary. Documentarian Peter Raymont got incredible footage of Gen. Dallaire as he revisited the country in 2004. The tears, anger and words of reflection are unforgettable.

- Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco Chronicle

Watch the trailer

Winner 2007 Emmy Award, Best Documentary
Sundance Fillm Festival, Audience Award
Philadelphia Film Festival, Best Documentary


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  Or call us at (949) 891-2005.


[ Shake Hands With The Devil Documentary (official site) ]
[ Genocide Intervention Network (GI-Net) ]

[ Irvine United Congregational Church ]
[ Orange County for Darfur, a project of Living Ubuntu ]

Friday, Oct 9 2009

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