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Violence in Rwanda

Dublin Core

Title

Violence in Rwanda

Subject

Rwanda -- History -- Civil War, 1994.
Genocide -- Rwanda.

Description

Oral history video clip featuring Joseph Mutaboba, Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations. 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

1999-08-11

Contributor

Mutaboba, Joseph

Relation

G36-00037
Tape number: 4053B

Format

video / mp4

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Coverage

Rwanda.

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Sarcona, Michael

Interviewee

Mutaboba, Joseph

Transcription

A number of them, but there’s one which still haunts my memory: one I saw on the television, the first reported events. Down near a canal, there was somebody just bleeding, putting hands up but still chopping the arms. That’s still really something, which has never been away from my memory. It’s still there. And as you know, you probably have seen it as well. It comes back in different documentaries on genocide in Rwanda. Then I had, for some kind of reason, experienced the same feeling when I saw the image of what was being done in Zaire, in Congo recently: kind of a repeated, televised genocide again. It’s amazing. What’s happening these days is something to which we should give some kind of second thought before we really forget what we stand for.

I should say that, thank God, the situation is under control in Rwanda today. Of course, there are fears—concerns, I should call them, because those who planned and executed the genocide are still at large. And those who have been caught have not been judged yet; and those who have been judged, they are still enjoying their lives somewhere, maybe like princes, in Arusha or other capitals of the world. Free, like a leaf. That’s a concern we have. And the main concern now, which is linked to this one, is that most of the active hands which executed the genocide are still at large and active in the Congo. That’s the main concern. It is true that we have security within the country now; it is true that people can eat and sleep and work within the country. But for how long, if that idea is still clinging around the scene? We do not know what has happened or what is going to happen to the same criminals. So, what do we do? You cannot sleep, knowing that across the border there are such kinds of criminals at large, and you cannot.

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

3:16

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “Violence in Rwanda,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed May 20, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/612.

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