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African film series presents “Shake Hands with the Devil”

The Penn State Berks African Film Series will present the film “Shake Hands with the Devil” on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at 7 p.m. in room 101 of the Franco Building. This presentation is free and open to the public.

“Shake Hands with the Devil” is the story of Canadian Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire's return to Rwanda ten years after his controversial command of the UN mission, during the 1994 genocide. His attempts to deal with his and Rwanda's past are presented in detail and in his own words. Exploring the nature of evil in thought-provoking honesty, this film captures the situation in Rwanda in both a personal and understandable style, going beyond the typical "news" documentary.

The remaining films, “War Dance,” and “Endurance,” are scheduled for 7 p.m. on December 6 and 11, respectively. The screening of “War Dance” will in room 151, Franco Building; “Endurance” will be shown in room 101, Franco building.

The African Film Series is sponsored by the Global Studies degree program at Penn State Berks. For more information, contact Dr. Randall Fegley, associate professor of history, at 610-396-6092 or via e-mail at RAF8@psu.edu.

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