1. Jean Paul Samputu on Music and Forgiveness | 20 Years After the Genocide


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    Twenty years ago, Rwandan musician Jean Paul Samputu was one of the few members of his immediate family who was not killed during the genocide. Here, he speaks with us about his journey to survive, to forgive and to begin again. Music was critical to him finding his way. Since 2009, the Playing For Change has been working in Rwanda to create positive change through music education. During the creation of our new program in Rwanda in 2013, Jean Paul helped connect us with musicians and teachers in the area, and also visited our music students. Through our work with the Star School Music and Sports Program located outside the capital city of Kigali, the next generation of Rwandans are learning music and the lessons of inspiration, resilience and joy that it provides. Learn more about the Star School Music and Sports Program at http://playingforchange.org/programs/detail/star_school_music_program

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    • Sweet Dreams - Long Trailer


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      In 1994 Rwanda suffered a devastating genocide. Close to a million were killed by neighbors, friends, even family. Horror swept the land. And when it was over, those who remained were broken, dead inside. The country has made great strides in economic recovery, but "people are not like roads and buildings" says Kiki Katese, pioneering Rwandan theater director. "How do we rebuild a human being?" Kiki decided to start Ingoma Nshya, Rwanda's first and only women's drumming troupe, open to women from both sides of the conflict. There was only one requirement: to leave the categories of the past at the gate. Sweet Dreams follows this remarkable group of Rwandan women as they emerge from the devastation of the genocide to create a new future for themselves. Read the full story: http://sweetdreamsrwanda.com/film

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      • How To Wear Your Same Sky Wrap!


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        Same Sky Fabric Wraps are made of Rwandan textiles and are adorned with hand-blown glass beads. The lengths range from 35”-38” long and wrap approximately 4-6 times around wrists 6"-7.5". They can be worn as a bracelets,necklaces, hair accessories, anklets, in multiples, or whatever creative ways you come up with! The closures are made with two hand blown glass beads secured through a braided loop hole. **All net proceeds from sales are reinvested into the company to buy more materials, employ more women artisans, and further expand to regions of the world in need.

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        • Born in Goma TRAILER


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          • The Appeal of Joseph M


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            The Appeal of Joseph M focuses on the Rwandan genocide of 1994 and on the case of a genocide suspect in particular, and his role in massacres committed during the genocide. The film offers a rare opportunity to see the inside work of the appeals court in the Netherlands, as its judges try to establish if Joseph M was responsible for war crimes that took place in 1994 in a country as far away from them as Rwanda. The lead prosecutor and the investigator in charge of the case recount their experiences in carrying out investigations in Europe and on the ground in Rwanda. The film includes exclusive images inside the court of two survivors as they are making statements before the judges. Joseph M, a businessman from Mugonero, Rwanda, was convicted of torture in 2009 and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment, but both he and the prosecutor appealed that ruling. Last July, a Dutch appeals court sentenced him to life imprisonment on war crimes, after the Court established that he was guilty of additional crimes, such as leading an attack on an Adventist compound in which hundreds of Tutsi refugees were butchered. The appeals court considered the facts of the case to be among the most serious crimes judged by a Dutch criminal court since the Second World War. A film by Fiona Lloyd-Davies at Studio 9 Films.

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            • Rwanda Hate Speech 4.13.2010


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              President Kagame's Speech at the swearing in of Rwanda's military leaders on April 13, 2010. He calls refugees "excrement" and reasserts using force and violence against "undesirables."

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              • Coexist in the classroom


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                See how the documentary film Coexist can be used in classrooms to provoke conversations about the origins of dehumanization, limitations of forgiveness, complexity of coexistence, danger of revenge, and challenges of rehumanization. Our project aims to build socio-emotional skills in viewers so that they can be leaders in making bullying socially unacceptable, preventing bullying and violence, and increasing tolerance for vulnerable groups. Learn more about Coexist at coexistdocumentary.org. Coexist is a 40 minute documentary film produced in Rwanda and Boston by the independent documentary filmmaking company amazo productions LLC. Films don't change the world. You do.™

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                • Explaining The Kivu Conflict


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                  A bloody, under-reported conflict that has taken place in central Africa for two decades is explained through the legacy of the Rwandan Genocide and the Conflict Mineral Trade. This video is the result of undergraduate research by Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon, an International Relations student at the University of Southern California. Photography is by Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon unless otherwise attributed. All borrowed photographs were used under the creative commons guidelines set by their respective authors.

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                  • Fractured Lives


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                    FRACTURED LIVES; the aftermath of genocide A photographic journey illustrating the stories of Rwandan citizens rebuilding their lives after the 1994 genocide. Photography by Carol Allen Storey for International Alert Photo, Video and Audio Production by Edmond Terakopian Music by Nari Ntegereje Amahoro by Francois Nkurunziza Amahoro Kugiti Cyu Muntu Urban Darkness by Bjorn Lynne www.international-alert.org

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                    • The Voice of God: Propaganda and the Rwandan Genocide


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                      This video deals with the Rwandan genocide. As such, it contains graphic news footage. Viewer discretion is thus advised. I considered omitting these images, but I feel the genocide is too serious an issue to be addressed lightly, and as such, I used real footage. This video was made for a Media and Communication discussion. It's an EXTREMELY condensed video on an EXTREMELY small factor in the Rwandan genocide. This video is by no means an attempt to explain the genocide, nor to fully explore the issue of propaganda used before and during (and after) the genocide. The point is to provide an extremely brief outline of the propaganda issue so people would have enough basic information to be a part of the discussion. That being said, I believe in spreading awareness about the Rwandan genocide, as we continue to fail to not only admit our mistakes as an international community, but we continue to fail to do better. As Philip Gourevitch wrote in 'We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda': "I presume that you are reading this because you desire a closer look, and that you too are properly disturbed by your curiosity. Perhaps, in examining this extremity with me, you hope for some understanding, some insight, some flicker of self knowledge—a moral or a lesson, or a clue about how to behave in this world: some such information. I don't discount the possibility, but when it comes to genocide, you already know right from wrong. The best reason I have come up with for looking closely into Rwanda's stories is that ignoring them makes me even more uncomfortable about existence and my place in it. The horror, as horror, interests me only insofar as a precise memory of the offense is necessary to understand its legacy." I hope this video leads you to research the Rwandan genocide in much greater depth so that these lives are never forgotten.

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