Hotel Rwanda is a great example of an adaptation of real events. It’s impressive when film makers take creative liberties and transform events into their own fictional adaptations, but I think it’s equally impressive when they manage to stay true to the facts and find ways to present them in non-documentary form. I first saw Hotel Rwanda in a history class. I did some research and found out that most of the events in the movie were actually very true. There was a Don Cheetle guy who protected his family and many others in a hotel until after the bloodbath ended. Despite the movie being extremely sad, I really enjoyed it. The filmmakers managed to transform a true and gory story into a movie that met classic movie structure standards. I think the structure of the film is what prevented it from becoming an off-the-beaten path indie film. People could relate to the structure, and to Don Cheetle’s hero-like character.