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"Perhaps there is no better case than Rwanda of state killing in which colonial history and global economic integration combined to produce genocide. It is also a case where the causes of the killing were carefully obscured by Western governmental and journalistic sources, blamed instead on the victims and ancient tribal hatreds."
                                                                                      Excerpt from Richard H. Robbins's "Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism"



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Ghosts of Rwanda
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A PBS special report created on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. Includes an analysis, interviews, a timeline, and substantial video excerpts.

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Romeo Dallaire
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An interview with Romeo Dallaire, who was at the center of the frenzy of death as the commander of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.

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Genocide Archive Rwanda
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An extensive collection of first-hand documents, photographs, and many video testimonies of both survivors and perpetrators of the genocide.




Rwanda Genocide: 10 Years On
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Ten years after the genocide, BBC News looks back at the days of the genocide and highlights the fate of murderers and survivors in a what remains a fragile healing process.

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The Few Who Stayed
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This PBS Frontline feature documents the stories of a few individuals who chose to defy the genocidal murderers on a daily basis, and in turn saved thousands of lives.

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Children of the Genocide
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A special edition from the New York Times that documents, through photographs and audio reports, the fate of the children left behind by the genocide.




The Triumph of Evil
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This PBS report focuses on how the United Nations and the West ignored warnings of the 1994 Rwanda genocide and turned its back on the victims of the genocide.

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Valentina's Nightmare
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Centered on the story of a young woman survivor, this special from PBS' Frontline offers several first-hand accounts of the genocide, from journalists, scholars, and NGO representatives.

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Leave None to Tell the Story
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Published by the Human Rights Watch group, this thoroughly documented report covers all key aspects of the genocide, from the historical catalysts to the mechanics of its implementation.