Monday, April 17: Paul Rusesabagina speaking on his autobiography, An Ordinary Man
Location: International House Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St.
Time: 6:30 pm
An Ordinary Man explores what the Academy Award-nominated film Hotel Rwanda could not: the inner life of the man who became one of the most prominent public faces of that terrible conflict. Rusesabagina tells for the first time the full story of his life?growing up as the son of a rural farmer, the child of a mixed marriage, his extraordinary career path which led him to become the first Rwandan manager of the Belgian-owned Hotel Milles Collines?all of which contributed to his heroic actions in the face of such horror. He will also bring the reader inside the hotel for those one hundred terrible days depicted in the film, relating the anguish of those who watched as their loved ones were hacked to pieces and the betrayal that he felt as a result of the UN?s refusal to help at this time of crisis.
Added by worldbfree on March 20, 2006