What are some events from the film Hotel Rwanda that can be directly tied to the six building blocks of colonialism?

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According to Rethinking Globalization, the six building blocks of Colonialism are:

1. stealing resources

2. cash crops

3. factories instead of crafts

4. drawing borders

5. holding up the hierarchy

6. west is best (35).

Hotel Rwanda does discuss several of these "building blocks." For example, the audience discovers...

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According to Rethinking Globalization, the six building blocks of Colonialism are:

1. stealing resources

2. cash crops

3. factories instead of crafts

4. drawing borders

5. holding up the hierarchy

6. west is best (35).

Hotel Rwanda does discuss several of these "building blocks." For example, the audience discovers that the division or classification of the Hutus and the Tutsis is largely based on European "studies" which categorized "Rwandans" to suit their own colonial needs. This act on the part of the Belgians and Germans falls into blocks 5 and 6 (hierarchy and "west is best") because the Europeans established a higher class with the Tutsis and essentially demanded that the Hutus and Tutsis follow their "findings" without question because they supposedly knew better than the Africans. The film then portrays how the Rwandans' relying on European ideals leads to the tension between the two main groups.

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