Originally Posted by beer_dude
Seen it? I think that HR is the most disturbing, thought provoking movie I have ever seen. I was speechless at the end. It's very shamefull how the rest of the world reacted. Trying to deny whether or not it was genocide. Pulling out there people but failing to send help. The U.N. troops standing by watching the mayhem without doing anything about it.
You should read the book 'Shake Hands with the Devil'
by General Romeo Dallaire. He is the Canadian UN General who was in charge of the mission...played by Nolte in the movie but for some reason his name was changed.
Some things were fictionalized for the movie of course.The book is a bit dry but it is still good.
It was a horrible tragedy that could have been prevented....their mandate should have changed from peacekeeping the instant they found what they were up against.
But remember, it is countries
who supply troops to the UN and those countries' leaders were the ones who were keeping what had to be done, from being done...the UN is an easy scapegoat many times.