Sitting on a Volcano

Sitting on a Volcano

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Only fifty years after the Holocaust, the world has allowed another genocide to take place, this time in Rwanda. In April 1994, the international community sat by and watched while a million Tutsi men, women and children were massacred in the central African nation. Sitting on a Volcano, the first volume in the three-part Rwanda series, follows the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Hutus who fled Rwanda to take refuge in neighbouring countries. One year after the slaughter, they find themselves trapped beween gangs of Rwandan war criminals in control of the refugee camps and their country's new masters, who show little interest in reconciliation. Sitting on a Volcano criticizes the international community, which continues to feed the killers in the refugee camps and refuses to acknowledge human rights violations in Rwanda. The video makes a strong case that until those responsible for the genocide are brought to justice, Rwanda cannot begin to heal itself. Volume 2 of the series.

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Credits
  • director
    Danièle Lacourse
  • producer
    Sam Grana
  • executive producer
    Don Haig
    Yvan Patry
  • script
    Danièle Lacourse
    Yvan Patry
  • camera
    Serge Giguère
    Alain Dupras
    Danièle Lacourse
  • sound
    Claude Beaugrand
  • editing
    Nick Hector
  • re-recording
    Louis Hone
  • voice
    Liz MacRae
    Christian Allard
    Luis de Cespedes
    Peter Colvey
    A.J. Henderson
    Adrian Knight
  • music
    Nassan Ganakwere
    René Lussier
    Justin Mugabo
    Félix Muyemana
    Charles Rubanguisa
    Cariste Savona