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FRONTLINE; Valentina's Nightmare

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Valentina's Nightmare
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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

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For days after the slaughter of her village, Valentina, a 13-year-old Tutsi girl, lay hidden among the corpses of her family and neighbors, her machete wounds festering with infection. Miraculously, she would survive to tell her story. "Frontline" looks back at the origins and the horrors of the 1994 massacre of 800,000 Tutsis by the Hutu majority in Rwanda and examines the country's struggle for justice and reconciliation in the aftermath of the bloody genocide.



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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Valentina's Nightmare,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3D67A2BAB35E4BF5A08495CBBB5D6F9D.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Valentina's Nightmare.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3D67A2BAB35E4BF5A08495CBBB5D6F9D>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Valentina's Nightmare. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3D67A2BAB35E4BF5A08495CBBB5D6F9D
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