This afternoon I went to see "Hotel Rwanda".
I cried during the whole thing. This may have been the most difficult movie for me to sit through. And there were times I wanted to get out of my seat. I made myself watch it. Not to torture myself, but because this is part of life. I am fortunate it is not part of MY life at this moment, but it is a piece of the human experience on this planet and I will not look away.
Genocide is never comfortable or pretty or tolerable. In whatever form it takes, genocide is unbearable and ugly and inhumane. But this is an important movie and the main character of the movie, Paul Rusesabagina, is a hero. Don't miss this movie.
- My work can be found in REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, Pank, New Delta Review, and Gargoyle #57, among others. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. Currently, I'm an Associate editor for Narrative Magazine. In 2011, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.