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on 22 April 2014
I've watched every gore fest, every torture porn, every sick and twisted horror movie out there. I thought I was unshockable, but clearly not. I was 10 when the 1994 genocide happened between the Hutu and the Tutsi and I have no real recollection of it at all. This may have been due to my parents keeping me away from the news, but everyone needs to know about this. There are parts of this film that are flawed, but all in all it is utterly horrific and will haunt you for days after watching. 800,000+ people were murdered with machetes and clubs - that is a number I can't even conceive of - and the UN pretty much abandoned them.
This film concerns a group of Tutsi who took refuge in a catholic school that was being 'protected' by the UN (who were helpless due to commands from above) it is filmed in the actual location of the school and several crew members are survivors of the genocide. Truly terrifying stuff.