Rwanda Genocides, and "A Portait of a Woman."

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"Hotel Rwanda" and "A Portait of a Woman"

Mercy and Justice Shall Meet.

In class, we watched two films and watched a presentation on the

topics of Mercy and Justice. In these movies, we saw everything from sexism and

abuse, to genocide, aids, more spousal abuse, and the extinction of a people

from their home land.

The first movie, "Portrait of a Woman", displayed the difficulties and

even dangers of being a woman in the past. The movie told the stories of such

woman as Hariet Tubman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Rosa Parks. Every woman in

the movie was forced to deal with hardships every day of their life. Woman back

then were seen as property and not as people. Therefore, there was a great deal

of spousal abuse, which was seen as ok because it was even a law in most lands.

They could not stick up for themselves because they thought it was custom also.

After seeing this movie, I was surprised and even somewhat saddened at what I

saw. It made we think twice because before, I never gave it the thought it

deserved because I just had figured that it was the custom of the times. Now,

after seeing the movie, I think that it's sad because no one was able to step up

for most common women back then. However, it was good to see such women as Rosa

Parks step up for black people back then because she paved the way for such

leaders as Martin Luther King, Jr. After seeing the movie, it made me think

about a woman's life in the early years, and I now appreciate all those women

who were in the movie.

The next movie, "Hotel Rwanda", portrays people living in Rwanda,

Africa that...