23rd Annual Minneapolis - St. Paul International Film Festival

Shake Hands with the Devil (Non-fiction Features)
2004 - Canada - 90 min

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DIRECTOR: Shake Hands with the Devil

Based in part on his Governor General's Award winning book of the same title, Shake Hands with the Devil is the searing, emotional journey of Canadian Lt-General Roméo Dallaire, who commanded the U.N. peacekeeping mission to Rwanda in 1994. Over 100 days, 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were slaughtered during the Rwanda genocide as the international community turned its back and ignored Dallaire's cries for assistance. This experience led to Dallaire's own life tragedies as he dealt with the psychological fallout of witnessing a genocide he was powerless to stop. Filmed during General Dallaire's first return to Rwanda in April, 2004, SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL, is certainly one of the strongest films ever made about Rwanda, returning in graphic, painstaking detail to the scene of the carnage in the company of the man who had been charged with preventing it: United Nations Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire. Filmmaker, journalist and writer Peter Raymont is the producer and director of 59 documentary films during a 27-year career. He is the recipient of 35 international awards including the Canadian Genie for "Best Documentary" for The World Is Watching, a critical examination of the role of the media in Nicaragua.

PRODUCER: Peter Raymont, Lindalee Tracey
EDITOR: Michèle Hozer
MUSIC: Mark Korven
PRINT SOURCE: California Newsreel

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