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Ghosts of Rwanda (2004)

Discussion in 'Documentaries & Movies' started by Probe, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Probe

    ProbeExperienced Member Experienced member Forum Member


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    The Ghosts of Rwanda (2004)

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    Video is in parts, you can choose to watch it in either High or Low Definition. There is also some links for further reading down the bottom

    Program Excerpt 1: The Warning: High Definition Low Definition
    An informant tells Gen. Dallaire about the Hutu extremists' extermination plans. But Kofi Annan's U.N. peacekeeping office is skeptical; Annan tells Dallaire not to raid arms caches and avoid using any force.

    Seeing that no action is being taken by Dallaire's U.N. forces, the extremists are now confident that the U.N. won't stand in their way. On April 6th the Rwanda president's plane is shot down and the killing begins. Dallaire again requests U.N. guidance and again is told to avoid armed conflict.

    Program Excerpt 2: In The Face of Evil: High Definition Low Definition
    As the slaughter intensifies, the International Red Cross mission in Rwanda does not leave, and its leader, Philippe Gaillard, soon finds himself having to confront the extremist regime.

    Meanwhile, a Rwandan human rights activist travels to Washington to meet with officials and ask for stronger U.S. action. But as she is there lobbying, the U.S. and the entire U.N. Security Council vote to withdraw 90% of Gen. Dallaire's forces.


    Program Excerpt 3: Heroes and Bystanders : High Definition Low Definition
    In this excerpt, it is four weeks into the genocide and the Red Cross has estimated that 300,000 Rwandans have already been killed. The Clinton administration leaves the handling of the crisis to an interagency working group whose hands are tied by the government's policy of non-intervention.

    As the world leaves Rwanda to its fate, a young U.N. peacekeeper, Capt. Mbaye Diagne, is saving hundreds of lives, and Gen. Dallaire, the U.N. force commander, is confronting the death squad commanders.


    Program Excerpt 4: Epilogue : High Definition Low Definition
    As the years pass, world leaders - who did little as genocide happened on their watch - came to places like Nyarabuye on pilgrimages of contrition. Eventually, President Clinton himself comes to Rwanda.

    A Journalists Moral Witness: High Definiton Low Definition
    Fergal Keane is a BBC correspondent who, for over a decade, has reported from various international crises areas. In late May and early June of 1994, as the killings in Rwanda were drawing to a close -- but as pockets of Tutsis were still being hunted down -- Keane travelled for several weeks with the advancing Tutsi RPF forces. Here are excerpts from his powerful interview with FRONTLINE -- an interview which is, in essence, a testimony of moral witness. After Rwanda, he says, it is impossible for him to ever feel the same again about societies, humanity, and himself.

    The Man Everybody Remembers: High Definition Low Definition
    He was Capt. Mbaye Diagne, a young Senegalese army officer who served as an unarmed U.N. military observer in Rwanda and whose story is part of FRONTLINE's documentary, "Ghosts of Rwanda." In a short written profile, producer Greg Barker offers more about Diagne and his acts of heroism during the genocide. And three people who knew Diagne in Rwanda also tell their stories and anecdotes about what he was like. Finally, here on this page, FRONTLINE offers excerpts from Capt. Diagne's own home video, which he filmed over a two-week period -- from mid-May until his death on May 31, 1994 -- at a time when the killing was reaching its peak.

    The Last American Left: High Definition Low Definition
    Soon after the killing began, Carl Wilkens, an Adventist missionary, put his wife and children on a U.S. convoy out of Rwanda. But he decided to stay behind with Rwandan colleagues and workers who'd sought refuge in his home. By the night of April 10th, he was the only American left in Rwanda.

    The first three weeks, the violence forced Wilkens to stay in his house and he videotaped and talked about what he was seeing and hearing. Later, he ventured out each day to help save lives by bringing supplies to orphanages and negotiating with the extremists. He remained in Rwanda throughout the genocide.


    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/ghosts/

    "Ten years ago, when the United Nations sent peacekeepers to this small, Central African nation -- with the full support of the U.S. government -- most of the policy-makers involved believed it would be a straightforward mission that would help restore the U.N.'s battered reputation after failures in Bosnia and Somalia. Few could imagine that, a decade later, Rwanda would be the crisis that still haunts their souls.

    "Ghosts of Rwanda," a special two-hour documentary to mark the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide -- a state-sponsored massacre in which some 800,000 Rwandans were methodically hunted down and murdered by Hutu extremists as the U.S. and international community refused to intervene -- examines the social, political, and diplomatic failures that converged to enable the genocide to occur."

    More info Here


    ANALYSIS: America's response to the genocide ... the lessons of Rwanda ... the personal legacy for those who were involved ... can it happen again?

    INTERVIEWS: Key U.S. and U.N. officials, peacekeepers, diplomats, journalists and international aid workers.

    TIMELINE: Significant events, statements and decisions that document how the U.S. and the West chose not to intervene.

    RWANDA TODAY: Can an international court deliver justice to Rwanda? In a Web-exclusive interview, journalist Helena Cobban discusses the prospects for peace and reconciliation.
     

  2. Bentheanarchist

    BentheanarchistExperienced Member Experienced member


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    Hutus formed a fascist party there:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coalition_ ... e_Republic
    they were a bunch of facist fools who added to the racial tensions which resulted in Rwandan genocide.
    The French supported the dominant racist Hutu led regime and were in Rwanda with the United Nations to assist the hutu dominant regime that was exterminating Tutsis.