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Journey to Kicukiro

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Title

Journey to Kicukiro

Subject

Genocide -- Rwanda.

Description

Oral history video clip featuring Binyenzi "Ben" Schadrac, a Rwandan Genocide 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 "Ben"

Format

video / mp4

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Identifier

G36-00041
Tape number 4117B

Coverage

Kicukiro, Rwanda

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Transcription

I met a group of—in the morning of April 8, when I was leaving the house where I was towards the school where I was trying to hide, I met a group of militia men, who were actually the men responsible of the killing—the genocide. It was a miracle they didn’t kill me. They asked me for money. I didn’t have a lot of money: I had just 35,000 Rwandan currency, Rwandan money, and they’ve got the money. They took the money and started fighting over the money, and they just told me, “Go away, you’re going to be killed by the next group.” So, I was really glad that I didn’t fell into their hands; they were fighting over that money they had just taken from me. I was very close to that school, though, to the school where I was trying to go to hide. Then, around 6:00-6:20, I’ve got to the school, to the school of Kicukiro, where I was going. I stayed there from the eighth through eleventh of April. Then there was many other refugees that had come from the surrounding areas of that school, many of them badly injured and hit in the back and arms or legs, some of them very badly wounded. I was very lucky. Even the group I met didn’t hit me with any weapon. One of them had a gun; many of them had machetes. It was really a miracle that they didn’t kill me, they didn’t hit me.

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

2:50

Compression

mp4

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “Journey to Kicukiro,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed August 5, 2020, https://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/1463.

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