Paul Rusesabagina, is the real-life character who inspired the film, Hotel Rwanda. It was the 9th April, nineteen ninety four, and the genocide which claimed hundreds of thousands of lives had begun. Paul had been abducted by a death squad. An Army Captain thrust a gun towards him and ordered him to execute a group of civilians. Paul was petrified but he noticed that when the captain gave him the order to kill, he didn’t look him straight in the eye.
So he lifted a baby and said, “Is this baby your enemy?” I don’t think this is what you want to do. I think you are tired and stressed. I think there’s another solution..
By his words, Paul talked his captors out of carrying out massacres and saved the lives of 1200 people.
A Bible verse in Proverbs says: “death and life are in the power of the tongue. Yes – your words, good or bad, can be that powerful.
This script was for a radio ‘filler’ and was written and narrated by John Callister.