Faces of Genocide - Rwanda
The history of conflict between Tutsis and Hutus pre-dates 1994 when hundreds of thousands of Rwandans were killed by Rwanda Hutu génocidaires (as people who killed during the genocide were known). Throughout their shared history there have been casualties on both sides - 1994 represented a shocking escalation of violence.
These interviews do not broadly reflect the modern history of Rwanda as it relates to the conflict. Before documenting the imprisoned Rwandans I spent months photographing national genocide memorials to report on their historical significance. However I abandoned that story because I could not objectively ask questions - about the actions of all who were involved in the conflict - without arousing the anger of the government and risk being labeled an "enemy of Rwanda" or "genocide denier."
These testimonials touch upon some of the events that occurred during the 1994 genocide.