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PBS/FRONTLINE – Ghosts of Rwanda
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„Rwanda was supposed to be easy.“

Ten years ago, when the United Nations sent peacekeepers to this small, Central African nation — with the full support of the U.S. government — most of the policy-makers involved believed it would be a straightforward mission that would help restore the U.N.’s battered reputation after failures in Bosnia and Somalia. Few could imagine that, a decade later, Rwanda would be the crisis that still haunts their souls. (Frontline April 2004)

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PBS/FRONTLINE – „On Our Watch“

„The world vowed „never again“ after the genocide in Rwanda and the atrocities in Srebrenica, Bosnia. Then came Darfur. Over the past four years, at least 200,000 people have been killed, 2.5 million driven from their homes, and mass rape has been used as a weapon in a brutal campaign supported by the Sudanese government. In On Our Watch, FRONTLINE asks why the United Nations and its members once again failed to stop the slaughter.“ (Frontline 2007)

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War Photographer James Nachtwey shows his life’s work

Accepting his 2007 TED Prize, James Nachtwey talks about his decades as a photojournalist and (anti)war photographer. He shares and explains a slide show of pictures covering a variety of armed conflicts and social issues throughout the globe.

„I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated.“ (James Nachtwey)

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