In many ways this was a film like Schnidler's List - a very powerful and personal story of a person who was able to find inner resources to meet a horrific situation. The entire cast did an amazing job but Don Cheadle was the standout. There is a scene where, wordlessly, he expresses all the horror he has been experiencing and seeing and trying to keep from those who are under his protection.
I went with Linus, who is from Ghana, and Anne who spent most of her childhood in Africa with her father - a French engineer - who married a Tutsi woman after his wife died. Their perspective about it was interesting. Linus appreciated that it was different than a documentary, that it was the focus on the humanity of true heroes. I talked to someone else who said he was concerned that people wouldn't know more about the situation that happened there after seeing the movie - but I said that that wasn't the intention. It was not a documentary - it was a powerful human interest story that should generate interest in at least some of the moviegoers to learn more. I certainly did. Don't miss it.