Sonia Rolland and her movie “Rwanda, History of a reconstruction” against genocide denial
Franco-Rwanda Sonia Rolland, author of “Rwanda, history of a reconstruction” in 2014 was invited by LCP Radio on April 11th, 2016 to discuss with Jean-Marie Vianney Ndagijimana, former Minister of Foreign Affairs for Rwanda (1994) ; François Loncle, socialist MP for Eure and former member of the French Parliamentary Mission on Rwanda (1998), and RFI journalist M. Boisbouvier.
Sonia Rolland’s movie was praised for its ability to give voice to various players, including academics, sociologists, politicians and human rights activists.
Both the questions of reconciliation between Hutus and Tutsis, France and Rwanda and of genocide denial coming, amongst others, from Rwandan officials in charge in 1994 were at the heart of the discussion.
In this context, the economical and social reconstruction of the country is shown as a process permitted by a relearning of democratic values thanks to the Unity and Reconciliation programs and traditional justice with Gacaca.
Finally, the lack of actions taken by some officials, French and Rwandese, in favor of an open and complete recognition of the genocide against the Tutsis and its perpetrators , was pointed out. Thus leading M. Loncle to question the issue of renewn political relations between France and Rwanda which could be solved, does he say “if no fuel is added to the fire”.
To learn more, see here (French).
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The European Grassroots Antiracist Movement, as a European #antiracist organization, and the We Belong to Here Association protest in the strongest possible terms against the – today in #Hungary held – far-right and racist action intimidating the Roma community.
Lundi 13 Mars à 18h30 à l'@Inalco, rencontre-dédicace avec Marcel Courthiade, autour de sa dernière publication "Petite histoire du peuple rrom. Première diaspora historique de l'Inde".
Wednesday 24th April - the day of the Armenian genocide - we reunited in Istanbul to commemorate all the Armenian victims.
Let's not forget Armenian people's sufferings- it is important to acknowledge such a tragedy so that in the future no one will ever deny it
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