Joe Connor has come to teach in Rwanda
because he believes he can make a difference. When the
school becomes a haven for thousands of Rwandans fleeing the
genocide, Joe promises his brightest pupil, Marie, that the
UN soldiers will protect her from the hordes of extremist
militia baying for blood outside the school. But when the UN
abandon the refugees, Joe and the school's headmaster,
Father Christopher, face an agonising dilemma: should they
leave or should they stand firm with the Rwandans. As the UN
trucks force their way through the terrified refugees, Joe
stares at the tear-stained face of Marie: what should he do?
What would you do?
Based on real events and filmed at the actual location where
this story took place, Beyond the Gates is directed by
Michael Caton-Jones and stars John Hurt and Hugh Dancy. It
is an emotionally gripping, authentic and powerful
recreation of a tragic real life story that took place
during the Rwandan genocide in 1994.
©2007 IFC FILMS. All rights reserved.
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