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Reflections on the Burundi Genocide

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Title

Reflections on the Burundi Genocide

Subject

Genocide -- Burundi.
Genocide survivors -- Interviews.

Description

Oral history video clip featuring Apollinaire Ndayizeye, a survivor of the Burundi Genocide. 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

1999-08-06

Contributor

Ndayizeye, Apollinaire

Relation

G36-00038
Tape number: 4050D

Format

video / mp4

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Coverage

Burundi.

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Interviewer

Kennedy, Michael

Interviewee

Ndayizeye, Apollinaire

Transcription

Looking back at what happened to my country and to my family back in 1993, I feel that that country and that people has underwent such a genocide which was not covered by the media, like I told you before. Which is still struggling in order to make this, first of all, known, even though there was a United Nations technical commission for inquiry, which went and did a survey, actually a study on that, and concluded that there was that genocide. So since 1993, there has been going that genocide. It’s sort of—it’s still ongoing. It’s an ongoing genocide, because even today that we are talking, there are rebels built up by the then-ruling party—the FRODEBU Party, which was majority Hutus—who are still killing people within the country. So looking back to that is something that I can’t—I can’t really stand.

I think that to people who committed the atrocities, it would be fair and it would be towards a national reconciliation to bring them before justice, to be judged and punished for what they did, if they are to be punished according to the laws of the country and according to the laws of the world. I mean, there are international laws on genocides and so forth.

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

2:57

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “Reflections on the Burundi Genocide,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed May 19, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/620.

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