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World must take 'never again' to heart, says Rwandan hotel manager

By Maria Hickey, KWMU


St. Louis – In 1994 Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager in Rwanda when ethnic Hutus began slaughtering their Tutsi neighbors.

The story of how he protected more than 1,200 Tutsis was the inspiration for the Academy Award-nominated film "Hotel Rwanda."

Now Rusesabagina travels around the world speaking about his experience as genocide ravaged his native country.

He'll be at Powell Symphony Hall tonight (Tuesday 11/4) at eight as part of Maryville University's St. Louis Speakers series.

Rusesabagina spoke with KWMU's Maria Hickey ahead of his visit.