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Films I mean to see

When I go to the cinema I like to be transported to a different part of the world and to learn about what is happening.  The local group of Amnesty put on the film "Shooting Dogs" about the Rwandan genocide recently but there are also showings of interesting films in cinemas around the UK and in other countries, and I have a list of a few that I hope to see:

"The Last King of Scotland", about the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin;

"Blood Diamond";

"Bordertown"about killings of women in Mexico, to be released soon and having its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival on 15 February 2007.

I have now seen the film about Idi Amin, "The Last King of Scotland".  The film was inspired by real events rather than trying to be a totally accurate account but it certainly gives a true picture of the dictator of Uganda as cruel and ruthless but also charismatic.  The young Scottish doctor in the film who beomes a friend and adviser to Idi Amin slowly starts to realise that people are being killed if they oppose the leader.  It is a very good film with a brilliant performance by Forest Whitaker as the dictator.

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