According to an HMDT report, over 80% of school children have never heard about the Rwanda genocide.
Andrew Lawrence, a Fellow of the Imperial War Museum’s Holocaust Education has worked with his students at St John’s School, Leatherhead in an effort to bring this to the attention of schools and students. The end product was this brilliant 10 minute film produced by the students, which can be used in schools to develop students’ understanding of genocide, how it can happen within our own living memories and in any part of the world. The film is informative and moving and encourages an examination of the role of the international community when tragedies such as the Rwandan genocide unfold.
The film succeeds on all levels and also serves as a lesson as to what students can achieve with creative leadership and motivation.
For more information on the film and its making, visit the Centre for Holocaust Education’s website
St Johns’ students continue to be involved in raising awareness of the Rwanda genocide in the year of its twentieth anniversary.