When we were in Kigali, we stopped briefly at a travel center to pick up a map. When I got back in the truck, Laura said nonchalantly that this was the Hotel Rwanda. Situated on a hill, surrounded by offices and roads, it is depicted differently in the film, where it looks much more rural. This film really portrays the brutality and speed in which the Genocide was carried out, and the unselfish actions of the hotel manager to save 1,200 lives of his countrymen. The real-life Hotel Rwanda manager, Paul Ruseasabagina, and his wife, Tatiana, have since received numerous humanitarian awards, and the film, which was nominated for three Academy Awards, did win the Toronto International Film Festival's People's Choice Award, along with numerous others around the world.