Rwandan Genocide Commemoration
20 Years On: Interview with Survivors of 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi
As this year was the 20th Commemoration of the Genocide Against the Tutsi, we produced a short film where we interviewed some of our members about their experiences, memories and stories since 1994. As the RCA we wanted to do something special in order to remember and honour the lives that were lost in 1994 and the survivors who endured such tragic events by reminding people about the impact of what happened. As in the Kwibuka20 themes, as a community we want to join in as we remember, unite and renew.
The short film is in two parts, the first is 20 Years On: Interview with Survivors of 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi shares thoughts from the survivors. The second part is 20 Years On: Young People Have Their Say being a discussion with some of our young people about the impact of this tragic history.
The Idea behind these films is to encourage people to talk about the genocide so that healing can happen and others who were not in Rwanda at the time can learn about this unfortunate history.
RCA London believes that it is important to remember this tragic history so that Rwandans and the world at large can learn from it and make sure it does not happen again anywhere in the world.
20 Years On: Young People Have Their Say
RCA is providing a non political but a social interaction platform for the experiences of survivors to be shared and heard. We think there are many survivors who are holding back and would really like to share their tragic experiences but don’t feel anyone would be interested to listen to them.
We hope that many other survivors will be encouraged to share their testimonies so that the present and future generations can work together and stand firm against any sort of dehumanization. LET’S GIVE A VOICE TO NEVER AGAIN CAMPAIGN.