- Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (54 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
- Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Anne Aghion Films, 2004.
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Originally produced by Anne Aghion Films in 2004.
Since 1999, award-winning filmmaker Anne Aghion has traveled to rural Rwanda, to chart the impact of that country's efforts at ethnic reconciliation. Her second film on the subject continues Aghion's quest to learn how the human spirit survives a trauma as unfathomable as the attempt, in 1994, to wipe out the Tutsi minority, with 800,000 lives claimed in 100 days. IN RAWANDA WE SAY... is the next chapter in a fascinating and intimate look at how, and if, people can overcome fear, hatred and deep emotional scars and forge a common future after genocide. Aghion's influential 2002 film, Gacaca, Living Together Again in Rwanda? captured the feelings of both survivors and alleged killers in the remote community of Ntongwe, just as the government was announcing the Gacaca (ga-CHA-cha), a new system of citizen-based justice intended to handle over 100,000 genocide suspects languishing in detention. IN RAWANDA WE SAY...returns two years later as close to 16,000 of these suspects, still untried, are released across the country: having confessed to their crimes, and served the maximum sentence the Gacaca will eventually impose, suspects of appalling crimes are sent home to plow fields and fetch water alongside the people they are accused of victimizing.
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