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Story Publication logo April 8, 2016

A Survivor's Story as a Guide at Rwanda's Genocide Memorial


Image by Juan Herrero. Rwanda, 2015.

More than twenty years after a genocide, a look at the next generation of Rwandans and their place...

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Serge Rwigamba is the head guide at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda. Image by Juan Herrero. Rwanda, 2016.

As the head guide at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda, Serge Rwigamba leads heads of state and VIPs such as Angelina Jolie through his country's deeply painful past. The task is also very personal: He lost his father and countless other family members in the 1994 genocide. The role, he says, is therapeutic, a way of understanding his trauma. Like any job though, it comes with its quirks, characters, and challenges as seen in this short directed by Juan Herrero and produced by Tik Root.



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