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Hotel Rwanda

I saw Hotel Rwanda last night. It’s the story of Paul Rusesabagina, the house manager of a prestigious hotel in the capital of Rwanda, who saved over a thousand people at the hotel when the genocide began in April 1994. As expected, it was a sobering, wrenching movie. It’s the Friday night movie you sort […]

Oral tradition saved islanders from tsunami

Taipei Times: People on an island nearest to the Dec. 26 quake’s epicenter survived the tsunami thanks to stories that had been passed down for generations But, unlike the hundreds of thousands of others who thought the worst was over when the shuddering stopped, the islanders remembered their grandparents’ warnings and fled to higher ground […]