Rwandan Genocide Survivor to Share Personal Story, Film Of "The Children Who Lived"
A survivor of the Rwandan genocide will share his personal story and present an edited version of his documentary at an upcoming Nebraska Wesleyan University lecture.
Emmanuel Habimana, will present his forthcoming film, “The Children Who Lived,” a National Geographic-funded documentary about orphans of genocide against the Tutsi. Habimana, a genocide survivor himself, was only nine-years-old when he witnessed the slaughter of his parents and five siblings, fended for himself, and lived as a servant of the Hutu militia before nearly starving in a refugee camp in Congo. He uses his personal story as an opportunity to talk about trauma and forgiveness.
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His presentation and film will be held Wednesday, November 30 at 7 p.m. in Olin A Lecture Hall, located in the Olin Hall of Science on the Nebraska Wesleyan University campus.
Habimana has served as an interpreter and guide for Kigali’s Interdisciplinary Genocide Studies Center and has served as president of a Rwandan association that promotes unity across ethnic lines between young people.
This event is sponsored by the Wolf Fund, Gender Studies Program, Global Studies Program and University Ministries.