Hotel Rwanda Q&A at ArcLight Hollywood
On Wednesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. ArcLight Hollywood will be hosting a special screening of "Hotel Rwanda," the true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed more than 1,200 Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Immediately following the film will be a live Q&A session with Paul Rusesabagina.
In 1994, in the African country of Rwanda, nearly one million people were killed in 100 days. Tension for the rebel movement began in 1916, when Belgian colonists deemed the Tutsi ethnic group superior to the Hutus, giving them better education and jobs while the Hutus were relegated to dirty work. When Rwanda became independent in 1962, the Hutus took power and on April 6, 1994, a plane carrying Hutu president was shot down and the Tutsi retaliation was immediate. Paul, who is both Hutu and Tutsi descent, fled with his wife and children to the hotel he managed, Hotel Mille Collines. Paul successfully sheltered more than 1,200 people with no water or electricity and saved them from the massacre.
Paul Rusesabagina is a real life hero and he will be present for the screening of "Hotel Rwanda" ArcLight Hollywood as well as a live Q&A session for the audience immediately following the film.
For more information or to reserve tickets, please visit https://www.arclightcinemas.com/news/qa-hotel-rwanda?promo=spotlightHOME.
[Hotel Rwanda Q&A at ArcLight]