The Truth Behind the Rwandan Mass Genocide: A Devastating Conflict Continues in the Great Lakes of Africa
Veteran filmmaker Anna May Simone (Director) is joining forces with award-winning journalists Keith Harmon Snow (Executive Producer) and Ann Garrison (Writer, Researcher) to document the "hidden" facts of an ongoing African Holocaust. *
The myth vs. the reality:
The myth: In 1994 the US stood by for 100 days while Hutu people hacked to death Tutsi people in a small Central African Country, Rwanda.
The reality: The killing started in 1990, when Yoweri Museveni, an African dictator, assisted an invasion of Rwanda from his country, Uganda. Th US trained Paul Kagame, a leader of this invasion who quickly became the new "President" of Rwanda, and the US has supported him for the next 20 years, in which he has killed not only Tutsis and Hutus in Rwanda, but millions of Congolese, in his drive to turn Rwanda into a base from which Western powers could invade Congo and steal its resources. Very few know the whole story or the immensity of this African Holocaust, which is not based on "primitive tribal rivalries" at all but on personal, corporate, and governmental greed and international struggles for power. The tremendous toll of human deaths and blighted lives in east Africa's "Great Lakes" regions continues to the present day.
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“Behind each and every dictatorship in Africa, and in developing countries, there is always a Western superpower which is manipulating what is going on the ground..."
Paul Rusesabagina, author of Hotel Rwanda
In 1994 the US stood by for 100 days while some people called "Hutus" hacked to death other people called "Tutsis" in a place called "Rwanda".
The killing started in 1990, when Yoweri Museveni, an African dictator directed an invasion of Rwanda from Uganda. The reality is that the US trained the leader of this invasion and has supported him throughout the next 20 years, in which both Tutsis and Hutus were killed in his drive to conquer Rwanda and use it as a base to invade Congo and steal its resources. Millions have been killed, in Rwanda and in Congo, and very few know the whole story or the immensity of this African Holocaust, which is not based on "primitive tribal rivalries" at all but rather on personal, corporate, and governmental greed and international struggles for power. The toll of human deaths and the blighted lives of people in east Africa's "Great Lakes" region is counted in the millions and continues to the current day.
"... "Genocide in Rwanda -- the causes of it are not Rwandan, are not African. The genocide has its roots somewhere else..."
Rwandan President Paul Kagame, 09'
Paul Kagame, trained at Fort Levenworth, Kansas in the United States and returned to Uganda to spearhead the invasion of Rwanda, beginning with successive invasions across the Rwandan border in 1990. Kagame would be well aware of the root causes of this genocide and depopulation campaign. **Help us tell the truth about a continuing African holocaust:
This documentary represents the stories of many people who are working to lay all this out in view of our fellow citizens in safe "western" countries, to help them understand our own involvement, to sensitize them to massive suffering that rivals WW2, and to gain their support in efforts to bring to the people of the Great Lakes peace and the freedom to live and grow and prosper that we all deserve.
Anna May Simone, Director, and Keith Harmon Snow, Executive Producer, known for his work as a genocide investigator and human rights correspondent, began this film as a collaborative investigation into official attempts to obscure the truth about what happened in Rwanda and the DRC from 1990 to the present. They began the actual filming and editing of interviews in Europe, Africa, and the United States before being joined by Ann Garrison, an independent journalist whose reports are known to many via her articles and her broadcasts on Pacific stations KPFA and WBAI. In this next phase of their work, they plan to work together to craft the story from the many interviews that have been conducted, and create interactive maps to illustrate more clearly the key events discussed in the film. This phase cannot be completed without the financial support of the people who recognize the need to tell the world the full truth of what has happened in Africa's Great Lakes.
What are the film's prospects, and what is needed to complete it?
Experience on some of Hollywood's biggest productions underlies the team's ability to produce a high quality film with minimal funding. We want to make the most of an opportunity to work together full time on this film for three months, with Anna May Simone focusing on the construction of the two hour long finished film while Ann Garrison works to build a worldwide audience for the film's release. his preliminary funding phase will allow us to design graphics that illustrate troop movements from 1990 to the present, work with our composers on a unique and powerful soundtrack for the film, and make connections with people who can help us guarantee the completion of this important film.
How it breaks down:
We are working on a shoestring budget. This funding phase is designed to allow us to pay for basic living expenses for the filmmakers, and cover internet costs, meeting costs, as well as preliminary graphics and computer and music scoring costs for this intensive editing phase of the film.
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[REF 1.2] http://www.blackstarnews.com/global-politics/af... **