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Blackout (2009)

It was surprising to not find much information about this film on the net. There are apparently a lot more popular films out there with the same title.

The film follows a young French reporter as he¬†shadows a Hutu student in Rwanda looking for his Tutsi fiance in the midst of the genocide. Although he starts off being confident about handling and reporting on the effects and trauma of war, the emotional and psychological toll on him is apparent by the end of the film. As a viewer, I felt something tug at my moral conscience as well. It’s the similar feeling I get when I see images of war and natural disasters on the news from the comfort of my computer screen.