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Shake Hands With The Devil

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In 100 days-between April 6 and July 16, 1994-more than 800,000 men, women and children were brutally murdered in the obscure African country of Rwanda. The victims-many horrifically hacked to death with machetes-were Tutsi and moderate Hutus who supported them.

One man had been tasked by the United Nations with ensuring peace was maintained in Rwanda-Canadian Lieutenant General Roméo Dallaire. But, thrown into a country he barely understood, leading ill-equipped, untrained troops who did not want to be there and unsupported by U.N. headquarters and its Security Council far away in New York, Dallaire and his handful of soldiers were incapable of stopping the genocide.

After nine years of mental torture, reliving the horrors daily and more than once attempting suicide, Roméo Dallaire has told his story of what happened in Rwanda. Shake Hands with the Devil is also an extraordinary book-a cri de coeur. The general pulls no punches in his condemnation of top UN officials, disloyal Belgian troop commanders and senior members of the Clinton administration who chose to do nothing-as he pleaded each day for reinforcements and revised rules of engagement.

Dallaire is convinced that with a few thousand more troops and a mandate to act pre-emptively he could have stopped the killings. His impotence, at a time of extreme crisis, preys on his conscience still.

Experienced Canadian documentary production company, White Pine Pictures, has secured the documentary rights to General Dallaire's book and followed him during his first return trip to Rwanda, early in 2004, revisiting the killing fields that still haunt him.

Unflinching. Gut-wrenching. Challenging and Hard-hitting. Shake Hands with the Devil is undoubtedly the most powerful and explanatory documentary produced to date about the Rwanda genocide because of Dallaire's story as he was the prime witness.
Release date NZ
March 8th, 2007
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Director
Language
English, French
Length (Minutes)
90
Studio
Subtitles
English
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Genre
  • Documentary
UPC
9322225051164
Product ID
1537723

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