Rwanda Collection DVD
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The Teeth May Smile But the Heart Does Not Forget Book
From a new star of American journalism, a riveting murder mystery that reveals the forces roiling today’s Africa.
From Rwanda to Sierra Leone, African countries recovering from tyranny and war are facing an impossible dilemma: to overlook past atrocities for the sake of peace or to seek catharsis through tribunals and truth commissions. Uganda chose the path of forgetting: after Idi Amin’s reign was overthrown, the new government opted for amnesty for his henchmen rather than prolonged conflict.
Ugandans tried to bury their history, but reminders of the truth were never far from view. A stray clue to the 1972 disappearance of Eliphaz Laki led his son to a shallow grave—and then to three executioners, among them Amin’s chief of staff. Laki’s discovery resulted in a trial that gave voice to a nation’s past: as lawyers argued, tribes clashed, and Laki pressed for justice, the trial offered Ugandans a promise of the reckoning they had been so long denied.
For four years, Andrew Rice followed the trial, crossing Uganda to investigate Amin’s legacy and the limits of reconciliation. At once a mystery, a historical accounting, and a portrait of modern Africa, The Teeth May Smile But the Heart Does Not Forget is above all an exploration of how—and whether—the past can be laid to rest.
Rwanda: Do Scars Ever Fade? DVD
One of the greatest tragedies to befall the world, the genocide in Rwanda has left the nation in tatters. Now they are attempting to heal the wounds and bring the ringleaders to justice. However, that daunting task involves finding those behind the propag
- What kind of propaganda was used to get ordinary citizens to participate in the slaughter?
- The toll of the genocide is still undetermined.
- Who were the ringleaders and masterminds behind the killings?
The complex task of healing Rwanda is underway. The toll claimed men, women, and children alike. This mass genocide took a yet undetermined number of lives. The daunting task of bringing those responsible to justice still remains. Is punishing all the people responsible a realistic possibility?
Trace the history of the slaughter. Hear the propaganda that was utilized to get ordinary citizens to participate in the killings of their neighbors and countrymen. What is being done to find the perpetrators? Who has been brought to trial and who is left to be found? Is it possible for the nation to every fully recover? Historians and political experts review the cost and ongoing efforts to heal national wounds.