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The Continuing Threat of Genocide

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Title

The Continuing Threat of Genocide

Subject

Genocide.

Description

Oral history video clip featuring Henri Boyi, a Professor at University of Western Ontario. This video was originally produced by Media Entertainment, Inc., for the 2000 documentary The Genocide Factor.

Creator

Media Entertainment, Inc.

Source

Genocide Factor Collection, Oral History Program, Tampa Library,
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Publisher

Tampa, Fla. : University of South Florida Tampa Library.

Date

1999-07-26

Contributor

Boyi, Henri

Relation

G36-00034
Tape number 4049B

Format

video / mp4

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Coverage

Africa.

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Kennedy, Michael

Interviewee

Boyi, Henri

Transcription

It is. It definitely is. If it wasn't, I wouldn't even be here talking of myself personally, and there's so many, many others who are in exile: hundreds of thousands of Burundians, Hutus and Tutsis, who are outside, and hundreds of thousands who are dying from starvation and diseases in refugee camps inside the country. It's because people feel that the threat is still there, and it is. It is, because once again, in Burundi the people who committed the genocide were not punished. And the other side developed, also, almost as much hatred and violent strategies. So, it is. It's still a threat. In Rwanda, which is right nearby, it's the same. A million people were not killed by the four or five people who have been tried by the International Tribunal in Arusha. It's a parody of justice, and it's very, very cynical. A million Tutsis in Rwanda were killed by millions, and again, that International Tribunal has only tried four or five people, four years later. So, we cannot--we cannot. It's impossible to dream that the threat of genocide in that reason is gone, especially when people--you don't hear people who sit down and regret and they think and say, "No, what I did was inhuman, too inhuman. I'm not going to repeat it." You don't hear anybody say that. So the political slogan of National Unity and Reconciliation can only serve. It can only serve the leaders, who want to pretend that they are doing something, and maybe get money from the IMF or the World Bank or other countries and buy more arms and this and that. I haven't seen anything that tells me that the threat of genocide will stop soon.

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

3:17

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “The Continuing Threat of Genocide,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed May 21, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/492.