Director: Peter RaymontWriter(s): n/a
Star(s): Roméo Dallaire
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
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.
- Civics - 10
Screening Language Options:
- English Language with French Subtitles