Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  57 minutes
Date:  1997
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English; French; Kinyarwanda
Grade level: 10-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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Chronicle Of A Genocide Foretold - Part 3

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Shot over three years, CHRONICLE OF A GENOCIDE FORETOLD follows several Rwandans before, during, and after the 1994 genocide. (Part 3 of 3)

Chronicle Of A Genocide Foretold - Part 3

Part 3: 'We felt betrayed'

Fifty years after the Holocaust, the world allowed another genocide to take place, this time in Rwanda. In April, 1994 the international community, including the U.S., sat by and watched as 800,000 Tutsi men, women and children were massacred. The killings took place under the eyes of UN peacekeepers. Today, Rwanda remains torn by ethnic killings.

Shot over three years, CHRONICLE OF A GENOCIDE FORETOLD follows several Rwandans before, during, and after the genocide.

'A powerful film... rich in both narrative and imaginative photography. The almost lyrical quality of the cinematography, backed by Rwandan music, captures some of the beauty and culture of Rwanda against which the unfolding atrocities stand out sharply...CHRONICLE OF A GENOCIDE FORETOLD contributes to our understanding of Rwandan history and politics and the wider context of genocide studies, and the role of international organizations and non-intervention. This film will repay use by academics, students, and Africanists in general, as well as policy makers and all concerned to study the tragedy of Rwanda and to ensure that similar events do not recur.' - Peter Limb, University of Western Australia, for H-AfriLitCine

'The most powerful thing I have seen on television in ages.' - Yves Rousseau, 24 Images

'Highly recommended! Powerful and gripping... the accounts are rendered with a sad yet controlled dignity. An excellent tool for teaching social justice and making the public aware of contemporary human rights issues and violations.' - Catholic Library World

'A vast, moving mural of outrage and horror; never underestimating the enduring power of human hatred, CHRONICLE still leaves room for justice, even reconciliation.' - Human Rights Watch Film Festival


** Best Feature Documentary Award, 1997 Human Rights Watch Film Festival
** Best of the Festival Award, 1997 Human Rights Watch Film Festival


Main credits

Lacourse, Daniéle (screenwriter)
Lacourse, Daniéle (film director)
Patry, Yvan (screenwriter)
Patry, Yvan (film director)
Grana, Sam (film producer)

Other credits

Camera, William Turnley [and 6 others]; editing, Nick Hector; original music by René Lussier; English voices, Christian Allard [and 5 others].

Distributor credits

A Film by Daniele Lacourse and Yvan Patry

Docuseek2 subjects

Human Rights
African History
20th Century
War and Peace
Politics and Political Science
African Studies

Distributor subjects

Conflict Resolution
History (World)
Human Rights


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