Hotel Rwanda Screening for 7th Graders
7th Grade Social Studies Movie Elective
When: Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
Where: Rooms 33/ 34
To culminate our lessons, discussions and guest speaker from Rwanda on Tuesday, January 8th, we are offering an optional after school movie to students wishing to learn more about the ethnic violence that occurred in Rwanda in 1994. Students interested in attending the event will need to have a parent signed permission slip as the movie rating is PG-13. Following the film, teachers will conduct a debriefing session to answer questions and discuss the world’s role in preventing future genocides as a part of our unit on Human Rights.
Ten years ago, as the country of Rwanda descended into madness, one man made a promise to protect the family he loved and ended up finding the courage to save over 1200 people. Based on a true event, this movie is about Paul Rusesabagina, a Hutu who managed a four-star Hotel des Mille Collines in Kigali, Rwanda. When the 1994 Rwandan Genocide broke out, he thought of only saving his immediate family but as he saw what was happening he opened the hotel to Tutsis and Hutu refugees. Real-life hero Paul Rusesagagina, used his courage and cunning to shelter over a thousand refugees from certain death. While the rest of the world closed its eyes, Paul opened his heart and proved that one good man can make a difference.
Students may bring snacks and drinks to eat during the movie presentation.
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Permission slip: I give my child ________________________ permission to see the movie Hotel Rwanda on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019. I will make arrangements for my child to be picked up at 5:00pm following the movie at the Amherst Middle School. Please come in and meet your student in the lobby- it will be cold and dark out!
* Please pick up your child promptly at 5:00pm. Thank you! Mrs. Sprinkle & Mrs. Hinrichs