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Beyond the Gates


Source: Catholic News Service

Gripping dramatization about the 1994 siege of a Rwandan secondary school at the height of the genocide, as a dedicated Catholic priest (John Hurt) and an idealistic young British teacher (Hugh Dancy) -- both fictional characters -- attempt to protect some 2,500 Tutsi citizens from the machete-wielding Hutus hovering just outside the school gates. Director Michael Caton-Jones has filmed this powerful film at the actual locations of the horrific events with survivors among the cast and crew. This important film is acceptable for mature teens. Much disturbing if discreetly handled violence, description of atrocities, images of dead and wounded, some rough language and mild profanity uttered under duress, a childbirth scene. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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