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Binyenzi Schadrac on Stopping Genocide

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Title

Binyenzi Schadrac on Stopping Genocide

Subject

Genocide -- Prevention.

Description

Oral history video clip featuring Binyenzi Schadrac, a Rwandan Survivor. 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

1999-11-18

Contributor

Schadrac, Binyenzi

Relation

G36-00041
Tape number: 4117F

Format

video / mp4

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewee

Schadrac, Binyenzi

Location

Tampa, Florida

Transcription

To put an end to the genocide in the future, I think that people need to stop playing politics and be realistic and be aware of problems when they arise. Don’t wait until situations get out of hands. The people, citizens, they are waiting for—they wait for the guidance of their leadership. The leaders of the world need to fight for good leadership, for the true democracy in the world. Many countries will claim to be democracies, but when you see very closely, there’s not democracy in those countries. People are under—every day under the threat of being killed if they voice their opinions, if they try to help themselves to live. So, those are not democracies; even though they claim to be, they’re not. So, I think that the leaders of the world, especially the old democracies like Western Europe and the United States, those big countries that have shown the leadership in the democracy, they need to speak up and say the truth: that countries like Rwanda, where the leadership has been many years a tyranny. And the European countries, the West, has always assisted this country like a good example of democracy—that is a failure. That is a failure. If it continues like that, unfortunately, tragedies like what we saw in Rwanda may happen again.

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

3:22

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “Binyenzi Schadrac on Stopping Genocide ,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed October 23, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/679.