Jo was five years old when her family were murdered in their home in Kigali by their neighbours who were influenced by propaganda. Lucky to survive with multiple gunshot wounds, she hid for the 100 days of genocide in Rwanda with her mother. Today, she is using the power of words to share the stories of those affected by the genocide.
Genocide survivor Clare lost her family in the violence which engulfed Rwanda in 1994. She was repeatedly raped and left mutilated after being left for dead in a killing pit. Here she describes her experiences.
Appolinaire Kageruka is a survivor of the Genocide in Rwanda. In this Untold Stories film he describes how he hid from the killers, and how he witnessed the aftermath of thousands of people's murder in a church.
Appolinaire Kageruka was 24 years old, and working as a teacher, when the Genocide in Rwanda began in 1994. In this film for HMD 2014 Appolinaire tells us about his journey of escape from the Genocide.
Henriette Mutegwaraba was born in 1972 in the Butare province of Rwanda. Her parents were farmers and owned land. She was the firstborn of the family and had two brothers and three sisters. She was 24 when the Genocide in Rwanda took place.
Eric played for Kigali’s top football team. During the Genocide in Rwanda his fellow players protected him from the killing. Today Eric runs an organisation which uses football to promote tolerance, unity and reconciliation among Rwandan youth.
Adrien Niyonshuti is an Olympic Mountain Biker for Team Rwanda. He survived the Genocide in Rwanda in 1994, but lost many of his family and loved ones. We went to meet Adrien at his training camp and he told us what it meant to him to be representing Rwanda at London 2012.
Mussa Uwitonze became an orphan at the age of six after being separated from his family during the Genocide in Rwanda. He was raised in an orphanage, and it was there that he was first handed a camera, a moment that fuelled his lifelong passion for photography.
In this testimony survivor of the Genocide in Rwanda Beatha Uwazaninka talks about life before 1994, and how she survived 100 terrifying days of Genocide. She explains how she sees Rwanda today, and what she thinks about forgiving the people who killed her family.
Carl Wilkens was the only US citizen to stay in the Rwandan capital of Kigali during the 1994 genocide. This interview explores the story of how he, with the support of his wife Teresa, chose not to stand by when the Hutu extremists aimed to wipe out the Tutsi presence from the country.