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Chronicle of a Genocide Foretold

Chronicle of a Genocide Foretold

Chronicle of a Genocide Foretold

1996 / 141min / 16mm

DIRECTOR: DANIèLE LACOURSE & YVAN PATRY

The epidemic ethnic killings that tore Rwanda asunder in 1994 made headline news even as they continued under the eyes of UN peacekeepers, but you’ve never seen them as they come across in Lacourse and Patry’s film, an eye-opening exposé of the forces at work behind historical tragedy, which follows Rwandan subjects from the pre- to postwar periods, examining not only underlying motives behind the bloodshed, but the politics that prevented the international community from interceding in any meaningful way.

Screening in the series Icarus Films at 40.