The Embassy of Rwanda in Japan last week organised a series of screenings of Genocide films in Tokyo, as part of the 20th commemoration of Genocide against the Tutsi.
The aim, according to a statement from the embassy in Tokyo, was to educate the Japanese public about the Genocide that claimed over a million lives.
The screenings were done in partnership with the Cinema Africa – an NGO that promotes African Films in Tokyo.
The three films that were screened are; “Shooting Dogs”, “ISETA – Behind the roadblock” and “Homeland” all depicting the Genocide. They were screened on different days.
Dr Charles Murigande, the Ambassador of Rwanda to Japan, in his remarks said the commemoration aimed at paying respects to the million innocent lives that were lost, celebrating the incredible determination that the people of Rwanda have shown in rebuilding their lives and country, and reaffirming our shared humanity and recommitting to preventing future genocides.