SU Hosts 'Ghosts of Rwanda' Screening June 27
SALISBURY, MD---In 1994, when the United Nations sent peacekeepers to the small central African nation of Rwanda, most of the policymakers involved believed it would be a straightforward mission that would help restore the U.N.’s reputation after failures in Bosnia and Somalia.
They did not anticipate the horror of a genocide of nearly 1 million people.
The Holocaust Educators Network at Salisbury University hosts a screening of the PBS Frontline documentary Ghosts of Rwanda 7 p.m. Monday, June 27, in Fulton Hall Room 111. A discussion facilitated by Dr. Diana Wagner, co-director of the Maryland Holocaust Educators Network, follows.
The two-hour film was produced on the 10th anniversary of the tragedy in 2004. For the documentary, producers interviewed government officials, diplomats, soldiers and survivors who provided first-hand accounts of the state-sponsored genocide through which some 800,000 Rwandans were methodically hunted down and murdered by Hutu extremists.
For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU website at www.salisbury.edu.