Rwanda: how the history leads to genocide
A documentary directed by Robert Genoud.
- Duration: 52 min
- Director: Robert Genoud
- Release date: 1995
- Co-production: 8 Mont Blanc Television Les Films du Village
- Languages: English français
- Participation: CNC Procirep
- Broadcast format: Digital Betacam
- Distribution: Zaradoc
To understand the genocide which occured in Rwanda in 1994 it is necessary to give a chronoligical account of its history which started with the arrival of the first colonizers. It was in the name of this history, so many times falsified by both the Westerners and the Rwandans, that some extremists started up their fierce and relentless exactions . Parallel to the politicians’ speeches or to the specialists’ testimonies three Rwandans will relate their personnal experience. The three of them opposed the dictatorship of President Habyarimana (1973–1994) ; they all suffered from it but none of them has a crime on his mind.