Voices of Rwanda is dedicated to recording and preserving testimonies of Rwandans, and to ensuring that their stories inform the world about genocide and inspire a global sense of responsibility to prevent human rights atrocities.
On April 7, 1994, Rwanda descended into genocide. Over the course of 90 days, over eight hundred thousand Tutsi were killed by their Hutu neighbors with the implicit permission of a passive international community.
Voices of Rwanda recognizes the need of the rescapés to share their stories and the value of their histories for all people. Toward that end, Voices of Rwanda has begun a campaign to film testimonies of Rwandans and to archive them, in both Rwanda and the United States. The testimonies will be made available as a resource for historians, psychologists, activists, journalists, artists, and future generations of Rwandans.
Not to transmit an experience is to betray it. -Elie Wiesel