Rwanda Genocide documentary. The incredibly tragic story of the Genocide. Beginning on April 6, 1994, Hutus began slaughtering the Tutsis in the African country of Rwanda. As the brutal killings continued, the world stood idly by and just watched the slaughter. Lasting 100 days, the Rwanda genocide left approximately 800,000 Tutsis and Hutu sympathizers dead.
The Tutsi’s were originally known as the Cushite. They were a community of people who migrated to Rwanda from the Southern Ethiopian highlands. They were physically much taller and thinner than the Twa people. Throughout all historic documentation, the Tutsi population has never exceeded 15%. Despite their low numbers, they were a highly intelligent and functional people.
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