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FRONTLINE; Ghosts of Rwanda



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Ghosts of Rwanda
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Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

FRONTLINE marks the 10th anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan genocide with a documentary chronicling one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century. In addition to interviews with key government officials and diplomats, the program offers groundbreaking eyewitness accounts of the genocide from those who experienced it firsthand: from Tutsi survivors who recount the horror of seeing their friends and family members slaughtered by neighbors and coworkers; to the diplomats on the scene who struggled to convey the severity of the crisis to their superiors in Washington; to the U.N. peacekeepers stationed amid the carnage who were ordered not to intervene. Through these accounts, FRONTLINE illustrates the social, political and diplomatic failures that enabled the slaughter of 800,000 people to occur unabated and unchallenged by the global community.



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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Ghosts of Rwanda,” 04/01/2004, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_37BBC04212064ABBA4AF2A02391171CF.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Ghosts of Rwanda.” 04/01/2004. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_37BBC04212064ABBA4AF2A02391171CF>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Ghosts of Rwanda. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_37BBC04212064ABBA4AF2A02391171CF
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