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Some films such as documentaries are intended to educate. Others are purely for entertainment purposes and occasionally there’s a film that combines the educational value of documentaries with the entertainment value of feature films thus producing edutainment. (more…)

We are told that the media must always strive to be objective; that they have to ensure that both sides to the story are told in equal measure. (more…)

For Carl Wilkens, genocide is a word that carries different types of significance. (more…)

By James Munyaneza

Rwanda has repatriated more than 3.3 million of its citizens since 1994, with just about 70,000 still regarding themselves refugees in various countries. (more…)

By Dau Jok and Zack Rosen–May 27, 2011

Editor’s Note: In this space, Penn teammates Dau Jok and Zack Rosen will provide a series of blog updates on their trip to Africa and Dau’s work to start up the Dut Jok Youth Foundation to help his native Sudan. (more…)

By Révérien Rurangwa

Révérien Rurangwa was a devout Catholic until the Rwandan genocide left his body scarred and his faith shattered.

Like many Rwandans, Révérien Rurangwa was brought up in a staunchly Catholic family. His village, Mugina, on the main road south from the capital, is dotted with one-room churches and a convent. In 1994, at the time of the genocide, there were 30 nuns living close by, and two Spanish priests. (more…)

By Tom Ndahiro

There is a saying that only love beats milk. In our language, Kinyarwanda, the month of April is called Mata. Amata is milk. In April, 1994, Rwanda was soaked in the blood of the Tutsi.

The memories and lessons from the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda live with us. Despite the fact that these recollections are painful, they must be maintained by everyone who cares. This is the only way that humanity will be able to prevent similar genocides from ever happening again. (more…)