ghosts of rwanda
How could it happen that America and the West stood aside and did nothing to stop the slaughter of 800,000 human beings over 100 days? On the 10th anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the powerful story of those who participated in the world's failure to act, those few who stood up and tried to save lives, and all who are still deeply haunted by what they did.
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America's response to the genocide ... the lessons of Rwanda ... the personal legacy for those who were involved ... can it happen again?

Key U.S. and U.N. officials, peacekeepers, diplomats, journalists and international aid workers.

Significant events, statements and decisions that document how the U.S. and the West chose not to intervene.

Can an international court deliver justice to Rwanda? In a Web-exclusive interview, journalist Helena Cobban discusses the prospects for peace and reconciliation.

Program excerpts ... a hero's home video ... a journalist's testimony of moral witness

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