The producer of BBC Rwandan genocide drama SHOOTING DOGS has responded to criticisms the film traumatised survivors. David Belton was accused of insensitivity after 15 students who were extras in the film were overcome with grief during a mob chanting scene and had to be hospitalised. He insists every measure was taken to ensure Rwandan extras were looked after and treated with compassion. Belton says, "We had a doctor and two trauma counsellors with us and we administered to those students. "We had a carefully worked out plan to make sure that people would be protected from any scenes that were distressing. "On this particular incident, the system that we had put in place broke down." He also rejected the idea that Rwandans volunteering to be extras should have been checked for their involvement in the massacre before taking part in the film. Belton added, "There was never a question of vetting anybody, asking their ethnicity or anything else. "It would have been completely against Rwandan employment policy and practice. "My view was that whoever wanted to be part of this film could be part of it." An estimated 1 million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were massacred by extremist Hutu militia groups in Rwanda between April and mid-July 1994. The film, starring John Hurt and Hugh Dancy has its premiere in Rwanda on 22 March (06).
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