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The Brutality During the Rwandan Genocide

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Title

The Brutality During the Rwandan Genocide

Subject

Genocide -- Rwanda.

Description

Oral history video clip featuring Alexandre Kimenyi a professor at California State University, Sacramento. 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

1999-09-16

Contributor

Kimenyi, Alexandre

Relation

G36-00036
Tape number: 4075C

Format

video / mp4

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Coverage

Rwanda.

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Mallory, Sue

Interviewee

Kimenyi, Alexandre

Location

California State University

Transcription

As I said, during the conflict, during the civil war—prior to genocide, because the genocide started in April after the plane crash of the President of Rwanda. So before that time during the civil war, in the areas where the government was fighting the armed opposition, civilians were singled out by the government and killed, as I said, because they are Tutsis. So yeah, (inaudible) different part of the country called Bugogwe, a province where they had nomadic Tutsi there. Some of those people were killed. Some Tutsis in the province of Kibuye, they, too, were killed. Tutsis in Bijumba were killed. Tutsis in Bugesera were killed. So those actually have been referred to as “pilot projects.” Those are—they (inaudible) as experimental attempts for the government to see how they’d be able to succeed during the genocide in 1994. So, they did this before the civil war to try the weapons to see how to use them to be effective. Number two, it was to see how the victims would react in case of massacres. Number three, it was actually to test the international reaction, to see if indeed—if they saw the killings, the international community should do something. So, it was very clear during that time that human rights organizations inside the country and outside talked about those atrocious massacres of unarmed civilians, but still, the world community did not react. So those are clear incidents before the genocide proper, in 1994: previously, a small genocide took place between 1990 and 1994.

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

2:51

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “The Brutality During the Rwandan Genocide ,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed November 17, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/566.

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