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Ghosts of Rwanda Ghosts of Rwanda is a documentary that was produced with the aim of discussing the Rwandan genocide. The Rwandan genocide was a state-sponsored massacre which says the killing of more than 800000 innocent people. The executions were carried out by the Hutu extremists while the U.S and international community refused to intervene and prevent the massacre from going to such extreme. The genocide occurred due to various diplomatic, social and political failures by the state and therefore all converged and heated up the massacre. Ghosts of Rwanda was an interview with the key government officials, diplomats, soldiers and survivors of the Rwandan genocide. The people involved in this interview were those who were to take part in the peacekeeping as well as those who had survived the whole massacre. The diplomats had the intentions of building peace only to have their colleagues murdered. In contrast, the Tutsi survivors still had memories of how their friends and colleagues killed their friends and family during the massacre. The united nations had sent its peacemakers who were to intervene and stop the killings. Still, directives were given that they were not to speak in anything that was happening around them and they had to look as things went from bad to worst. The documentary had representatives such as Canadian gen Romeo Dallaire, U.N secretary-general by then Kofi Annan, the former secretary of state’s Madeleine Albright, former U.N Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali and the former national security adviser who is Anthony Lake. The documentary was hosted by a BBC journalist Fergal Keane who had travelled to Rwanda when the genocide was easing. In the interview, it was seen that Rwanda had little or no interest in the genocide, and therefore there were two problems at hand which were being addressed. The issues were tragedy itself and the indifference that was portrayed in the international community. The interview was meant to
discuss how possible it was to control an occurrence of the same in other countries the U.N reputation had been damaged as it had failed to end the crisis in Bosnia and Somali. America had pulled out its soldiers and given directives that they had no interest in any fights that they did not know the cause. It was after the U.S had engaged in the peacekeeping event in Somali and Bosnia but failed terribly. Therefore, they decided not to be involved in Rwandan genocide issues as they also had no national interest in the country. Most of the humanitarians, states and institutions agreed not to be involved in trying to ease the Rwandan genocide as their presence was a threat to the people. The local and international agencies were a contributing factor as their absence, and the lack of international law resulted to the Hutus desire to eliminate the Tutsis as they were a small group and therefore had the most miniature representation.

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