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MPAA Rated PG-13 on appeal for violence, disturbing images and brief strong language

Sex & Nudity

  • A scene where several women, who are being kept as sex slaves, are shown naked (though nothing is seen) or nearly nude and crying and are described as prostitutes.

Violence & Gore

  • Some scenes of unarmed defenseless people pushed, beaten and threatened with knives/guns. However, most scenes of violence are not explicit or are shown at a distance.
  • Many dead bodies are shown throughout.
  • Murder, genocide, and strong violence are often mentioned and described including that of children, sometimes in detail.
  • Gunfire at various parts of the film with some military violence and armed people shot.
  • There are references of suicide.
  • One particularly disturbing scene where several Hutus can be seen screaming, and murdering Tutsis with machetes.
  • A scene where villagers are running from their homes as armed men shoot at them and burn their homes.


  • Some strong language, at least 1 'f' word and a few uses of the word 's***', some racial slurs towards the Hutu and Tutsi who are often referred to as "cockroaches" and the United Nations general uses the word 'nigger'.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • There are various scenes where people are offered and drink alcoholic beverages.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • This movie borderlines between PG-13 and R due to it intensity and violence.
  • Many intense moments of helpless people being threatened by armed attackers.
  • Many scenes where characters see dead bodies.
  • A man is almost forced to shoot his family and neighbors to death as punishment for lying.
  • The subject matter is deeply disturbing and haunting, especially since it is a true story.
  • 14-15+

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