Stories of Reconciliation: The Genocide in Rwanda (20 Years Later)

April marks 20 year’s since the Rwandan Genocide in which an estimated 1 million Rwandans (mostly Tsutsi) were murdered in a four month period.  In remembrance of this atrocity, the New York Times released an article “Portraits of Reconciliation”, containing photos and stories of perpetrators and victims who are attempting to regain peace, forgive, and be forgiven.  The photos and stories are haunting but a powerful example of the strength and resilience of which human beings are capable.  This is a must read:  http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/06/magazine/06-pieter-hugo-rwanda-portraits.html?ref=world&_r=3

Also check out this compelling short film entitled “Let The Devil Sleep” by Alan Whelan, Eoghan Rice and Elena Hermosa that documents four haunting stories of reconciliation 

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