Flowers of Rwanda: Making Peace with Genocide (DVD)
In the span of 100 days during the spring of 1994, the Rwandan rivers ran red with the blood of the Tutsi people. Mandated by the government, the Hutu majority rose and slaughtered as many as 1,000,000 people. No one was safe. Members of the Tutsi minority and moderate Hutu majority were targeted no matter their age, social status, or location.
Now, over two decades later, how do the survivors and descendants create a country in which peaceful coexistence is possible? Using interviews with survivors; Freddy Mutanguha, director of the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center; and Joseph Habineza, Minister of Education and Culture; the documentary explores the issues that surround the healing and survival of an entire society as they look toward a future filled with hope.