Monday, August 22, 2011

Raindrops Over Rwanda

This week's Snag Learning Film of the Week is Raindrops Over Rwanda. Raindrops Over Rwanda is a twenty film documenting the causes and long-term effects of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. The film includes interviews with survivors of the violence. The video and accompanying discussion questions can be found here.
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Applications for Education
I know quite a few teachers who have shown all or parts of the theatrical production Hotel Rwanda as part of a lesson on violence caused ethnic conflict. Raindrops Over Rwanda could be a good resource for providing an overview of the conflict in Rwanda in 1994. One word of caution, some of the images in Raindrops Over Rwanda might not be appropriate for students younger than high school age.