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Forsaken Cries: The Story of Rwanda

Forsaken Cries looks at the chilling Rwandan genocide and the world's response to it.

A film by Andrea Torrice, Curt Goering
Executive Producer Kathi Lynn Austin

35 Minutes

Grades 11-Adult
Item #:FOR-469

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DVD
K-12 Schools, Public Libraries, Community Groups - $59
Colleges, Businesses, Other Institutions - $125
Colleges (DVD with Digital Site License) - $225
In 1994, close to one million people were killed in a planned and systematic genocide in the African country of Rwanda, the largest systematic murder of a single race since the Holocaust.

How did this carnage occur when the world declared after WWII that it would never tolerate such mass murder again? Who was responsible? Why did the international community fail to respond? This sensitively filmed documentary attempts to answer these questions.

Forsaken Cries incorporates historical footage of the colonial period, interviews with survivors and analyses of key issues including: international law; history of the Great Lakes region; failure of the international community, US policy and NGOs; the refugee crisis; women's human rights violations; and the war crimes tribunal.

Preview link available upon request. Contact support@videoproject for more information

This is a case study of the horrendous consequences of neglecting preventive diplomacy.

DOWNLOADABLE GUIDE
An information-packed 100-page booklet, useful for both teachers and human rights activists, is available for download here. It is divided into these sections:

-Human Rights
-History Of Rwanda
-What is Genocide?
-World's Response
-Rape as a Weapon
-Refugee Crisis
-Arms Flows
-Struggle Against Impunity
-Classroom Activities
-Resources
Forsaken Cries: The Story of Rwanda