Distributor:  Bullfrog Films
Length:  24 minutes
Date:  2005
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 7-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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In The Wake of War

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A burgeoning grassroots peace movement in Burundi is aimed at ending civil war between Tutsis and Hutus.

Life 4 - In The Wake of War

Philippe Mvuyekure has spent the last five years living in a refugee camp in Tanzania. Now, he's on his way home. He's among thousands of refugees convinced that the bitter, 10-year civil war that decimated his homeland of Burundi may be coming to an end. The civil war here between Hutu rebels and the Tutsi-dominated army uprooted over a million people and killed more than 300,000. But the benefits of a peace process are finally beginning to emerge. Using traditional mediation systems and peacemakers, Burundi is introducing innovative peace and reconciliation projects. The aim is to start a grass roots movement to bring a lasting peace to Burundi and its long-suffering citizens. This program examines the future for Burundi, for power sharing and for a rapprochement between warring factions.

'The importance of these films is that they are intended to raise awareness about global issues in young people, and can be used by anyone for this purpose. The quality of the films is excellent. They are documentaries about the U.N. Millennium Development Goals and include brief interviews with people who are actually involved in MDG programs, from various institutions and from the grassroots to executive level...The objective evidence about the current global crisis of insecurity, poverty, gender inequalities, environmental degradation, and lack of international cooperation is presented in a way that is both realistic and non-inflammatory.

Children are the future. Educational materials such as the Bullfrog Films are very important for the future of both humanity and the human habitat...The Bullfrog Films certainly can and should be shown to children, especially to high school students. But these films are most appropriate for those who prepare the children for responsible citizenship, including global citizenship. They are certainly appropriate for parents who want their children to know about the need for human solidarity and environmental sustainability. And, they are most appropriate for training teachers to plant the seed of global concerns in their students' minds and hearts.' Luis Gutierrez, Editor, Solidarity, Sustainability, and Non-Violence Research Newsletter


Awards

Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Video Festival

Citation

Main credits

Heer, James (film director)
Heer, James (film producer)
Richards, Jenny (consultant)
Gawin, Luke (film producer)
McCormack, Declan (editor of moving image work)
Tikaram, Ramon (narrator)

Other credits

Editor, Declan McCormack.


Distributor credits

James Heer

James Heer
Series Producer: Brenda Kelly
Series Consultant: Jenny Richards

Docuseek2 subjects

Sub-Saharan Africa
War and Peace
Conflict Resolution
Immigration and Refugees
Human Rights
Cultural Anthropology
Sociology
Human Geography
African History
Human Rights Law

Distributor subjects

African Studies
Anthropology
Community
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Developing World
Geography
History
Human Rights
Humanities
Millennium Development Goals
Social Justice
Sociology
United Nations
Urban Studies
War and Peace

Keywords

Burundi, Hutu, Tutsi, Africa, African Studies, civil war, Tanzania, mediation, peace and reconcilition, conflict resolution; "In The Wake of War"; Bullfrog Films

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