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iW NEWS | “Devil” to Open 27th Atlantic Film Festival

iW NEWS | "Devil" to Open 27th Atlantic Film Festival

Roger Spottiswoode‘s “Shake Hands with the Devil” will open the 27th Atlantic Film Festival September 13 in Halifax, NS Canada, organizers announced Wednesday. Based on Canadian Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire‘s award-winning book, Shake Hands With The Devil tells the story of Dallaire’s posting in Rwanda and his mounting horror and frustration at his inability, and the world’s indifference, in preventing the Rwandan genocide in 1994 that killed over 800,000. “We are thrilled to be opening the festival with such an affecting film,” said AFF director Lia Rinaldo in a statement. “Michael Donovan has an impeccable ability to recognize film projects that will ultimately alter people’s views on critical world issues.” [Brian Brooks]

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