Rwanda Genocide documentary. The incredibly tragic story of the Genocide. Beginning on April 6, 1994, Hutus began slaughtering the Tutsis in the African country of Rwanda. As the brutal killings continued, the world stood idly by and just watched the slaughter. Lasting 100 days, the Rwanda genocide left approximately 800,000 Tutsis and Hutu sympathizers dead.
The Tutsi’s were originally known as the Cushite. They were a community of people who migrated to Rwanda from the Southern Ethiopian highlands. They were physically much taller and thinner than the Twa people. Throughout all historic documentation, the Tutsi population has never exceeded 15%. Despite their low numbers, they were a highly intelligent and functional people.
Rwanda survivor tells her story of genocide in hopes of raising awareness
April 7, 1994: On this day the Rwanda genocide - the worst example of genocide since World War Two - began with the deaths of 10 Belgian UN peacekeepers at the hands of Rwandan forces. Canadian General Romeo Dallaire UN Commander of record.
11 powerful photos from the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide
Genocide in Rwanda. Refugees wait behind barbed wire as they watch aid workers unload a new batch of supplies and food, at a refugee camp at the Kigera River border crossing with Rwanda. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)