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Hotel Rwanda : individual heroism or interconnectedness in the portrayal of Paul Rusesabagina?

dc.contributor.authorMomberg, Marthieen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-01T09:32:52Z
dc.date.available2016-07-01T09:32:52Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationMomberg, M. 2016. Hotel Rwanda : individual heroism or interconnectedness in the portrayal of Paul Rusesabagina?. Scriptura, 115(1): 1-12, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7833/115-0-1176en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2305-445X (online)
dc.identifier.issn0254-1807 (print)
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dx.doi.org/10.7833/115-0-1176en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/99066en_ZA
dc.descriptionCITATION: Momberg, M. 2016. Hotel Rwanda : individual heroism or interconnectedness in the portrayal of Paul Rusesabagina?. Scriptura, 115(1): 1-12, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7833/115-0-1176.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://scriptura.journals.ac.zaen_ZA
dc.descriptionPublication of this article was funded by the Stellenbosch University Open Access Fund.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractWhy does the protagonist in the film ‘Hotel Rwanda’ (2004) shelter almost 1300 refugees and in the process risk his own life? Most critics say it is because Paul Rusesabagina is a hero. Yet heroism as an individual act of courage may not be the only answer. I argue that an inclusive enactment of interconnected, communal belonging opens up the possibility to understand facets of Rusesabagina’s bravery as a spiritual choice. To fail to consider clues from the Rwandese society and its heritage may, even with the best of intentions to do the opposite, result in projections of the self that compound the tragedy of othering in the Rwandan genocide of 1994 when the world turned a blind eye to the massacre.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://scriptura.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1176en_ZA
dc.format.extent12 pagesen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch University, Faculty of Theologyen_ZA
dc.subjectHotel Rwandaen_ZA
dc.subjectRwanda -- History -- Civil war -- 1994en_ZA
dc.subjectHeroismen_ZA
dc.subjectExistentialismen_ZA
dc.subjectRusesabagina, Paul, 1954-en_ZA
dc.titleHotel Rwanda : individual heroism or interconnectedness in the portrayal of Paul Rusesabagina?en_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
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