Left to Tell by Immaculée Ilibagiza and Hotel Rwanda Directed by Terri George

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While the book “Left to Tell” by Immaculée Ilibagiza and the movie “Hotel Rwanda” by Terry George shows its share of similarities, both portray the Rwandan Massacre of 1994 in diversified ways. First, while both characters share similarities portraying the perspective of the genocide, they also show some major differences in the point of view as the main character in the movie was a hotel manager while the other main character from the book was a young, Tutsi woman. Also, while they face similar conflicts and hardships, both have their own personal field of adversities to face. To start with, the movie and the book show a plethora of differences conveying the perspective of the genocide. First, while ethnic bloodlines were mixed …show more content…
This was shown throughout the movie as Paul stated that “There’s always room” in the hotel, housing over a thousand refugees. As a matter of fact, he turned the Les Milles Collines hotel into a refugee camp, paying a great price in funds for his family and the constant threat of losing the integrity of connections that he developed to save the Tutsis and his family. Although both conflicts varied, Immaculées’ conflict was an epicenter of the dangers that could relate more to the audience because she lost nearly everything she had while in Pauls’ situation remained virtually unscathed because they managed to flee at the end of the movie. That isn’t to say that there were not similarities in the individual conflicts that both of them faced. First, the most basic conflict that Paul and Immaculée had despite the fact that they knew nothing of what the other went through was that both of them were trying to survive the genocide in their own way possible. As Paul took in refugees, he had to remain vigilant with negotiations and maintaining connections, one of them being General Bizimungu, who served as Chief of Staff with the Interhamwe and trained soldiers that carried out the genocide. Without his support, events would’ve resulted much differently. This ensured that he, his family, and the refugees could escape. Also,

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