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SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL

(2004)
90 mins | Biography | Discrimination | Documentary | History | Literature | Politics | Social Justice |
Provincial Ratings
NewfoundlandNR
Nova ScotiaPG
P.E.I.PG
New BrunswickPG
QuebecG
Ontario14A
Manitoba14A
SaskatchewanNR
Alberta14A
British ColumbiaNR
Northwest Territories14A
Nunavut14A
YukonNR

Director: Peter Raymont

Writer(s): n/a

Star(s): Roméo Dallaire

Synopsis:

Canadian Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire was in command of the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission to Rwanda in 1994, when a bloody genocide erupted. Over the course of 100 days, more than 800,000 Tutsis were killed by Hutus, the rival tribe in their country. Dallaire attempted to stop the killing by alerting the world through the United Nations and the international media. Though his attempts were unsuccessful, Dallaire emerged as a hero. Ten years later, Dallaire returns to Rwanda to personally commemorate the anniversary of that holocaust.

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005.

“Dallaire is not only the protagonist of Shake Hands with the Devil, he is a compelling reason to see it.”
— Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

It was really eye-opening. I wish to see more films in this kind.
— Grade 12 student, Miles Macdonell Collegiate, Winnipeg


    About the Director

    Peter Raymont

    Raymont has produced and directed over 100 documentaries, which have earned more than 50 international awards. His credits include Where The Universe Sings, West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson, Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr and the recent All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone.

    SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL

    Lesson Plans Available for this title:
    • Civics - 10

    Screening Language Options:
    • English Language with French Subtitles

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