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What are some examples of neo-colonialism from the film Hotel Rwanda?

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Posted May 9, 2010 at 7:16 AM via web

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What are some examples of neo-colonialism from the film Hotel Rwanda?

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mkcapen1 | Middle School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted May 9, 2010 at 7:40 AM (Answer #1)

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In the movie "Hotel Rwanda" the hotel is run by an organization outside of the country and the people in the hotel are witnesses to the barbaric slaughter of the Tutsi peoples by Hutus.  The government that was in power knew what was occurring but it was of benefit to the government to allow the genocide of the Tutsi people.  The government had the power to stop it but chose to do nothing. 

Another example was that the United Nations had sent a peace mission consisting of troops into the area, but they had orders not to intervene.  They could only guard the hotel until people came to collect the whites and people of importance staying at the hotel.  Inside the hotel hidden away were thousands of Tutsi people.

Both of these were examples of neo-colonialism.

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