Film Screening: Ghosts of Rwanda

May 04, 2004 // 12:30pm3:00pm
Event Co-sponsors: 
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity

A film screening of Ghosts of Rwanda, a documentary produced by PBS FRONTLINE and the BBC. Ghosts of Rwanda was created to mark the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide—a state-sponsored, 100-day massacre in which nearly 800,000 Rwandans were methodically hunted down and murdered by Hutu extremists as the United States and the international community refused to intervene. Through interviews with key government officials, diplomats, survivors of the slaughter, and even some of the genocide's perpetrators, the two-hour documentary offers groundbreaking, eyewitness accounts of the genocide.

This program is one of a month-long series of activities that is being organized by a consortium of Washington-based institutions in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. The "Remembering Rwanda" commemoration has been organized both to remember the victims and the survivors of this horrific event, and to generate a public conversation about the failure to prevent the Rwandan genocide and the lessons that can be learned from that failure.

Sponsoring organizations for Remembering Rwanda Events include the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; the Center for Strategic and International Studies; the Council on Foreign Relations; Refugees International; the International Crisis Group; the Fund for Peace; the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Search for Common Ground; the Center for American Progress; Citizens for Global Solutions; the United States Institute of Peace; Genocide Watch and the Embassy of Rwanda.

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