This page features some good examples of anti-genocide videos, educational videos and genocide-related interviews and testimonies. Please take time to evaluate these videos, and with each video you watch ask yourself:
- Who is the audience for the video?
- What is the core message of the video?
- Who are the messengers in the videos – the people talking or narrating the video?
- Are the messengers effectively supporting the message of the video and do they speak to the audience the video is trying to reach?
- Is there a call for action in the video? If so, is that action clear and as a viewer, would you know how and where to act?
- What are the strongest visual components of the videos?
Source: Genocide Intervention Network
Description: After the Holocaust, world leaders proclaimed, “Never Again!” Then: Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda, and now Darfur, where more than 400,000 have been killed.”
Video: “STAND against Genocide”
Description: STAND, A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition, is part of the Genocide Intervention Network. It is the fastest growing student anti-genocide coalition in the world and is active in working to prevent genocide worldwide, particularly in Darfur
Description: Actor Ryan Gosling & ENOUGH! Co-Founder John Prendergast discuss how you can get involved and end genocide. ENOUGH was born out of frustration and hope. We ran out of patience with the world’s shameful lack of progress in combating terrible horrors. We knew there were many examples of successful conflict resolution processes throughout Africa, but the lessons weren’t widely known. We found confidence in the growing number of Americans who are demanding more aggressive, more successful solutions. And we have faith that we can end genocide and crimes against humanity once and for all.
Description: Inspired by the fierce urgency of now, we have the best chance in a generation to end the cycle of genocide to be part of a growing grassroots movement that will stop Sudan’s ongoing slaughter in Darfur, reject Turkey’s denial of the Armenian Genocide, and recommit our nation to the noble and necessary cause of a future without genocide.
Featured here is President Obama’s pledge to stop the killing in Darfur and recognize the Armenian Genocide — as part of the ongoing effort to end the cycle of genocide.
Watch the Video and TAKE ACTION!
Video: “ENOUGH: Ask the Candidates”
Description: The ENOUGH Project, with the Genocide Intervention Network and STAND, bring you a video about what’s going on in Darfur and what you can do to help.
Source: US Institute of Peace
Description: The Genocide Prevention Task Force released its final report on December 8, 2008 in Washington, D.C. The report makes the case for why genocide and mass atrocities threaten core American values and national interests, and how the U.S. government can prevent these crimes in the future. Jointly convened by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, The American Academy of Diplomacy, and the United States Institute of Peace, the Task Force began its work last November with the goal of generating concrete recommendations to enhance the U.S. governments capacity to recognize and respond to emerging threats of genocide and mass atrocities. The report provides 34 recommendations, starting with the need for high-level attention, standing institutional mechanisms, and strong international partnerships to respond to potential genocidal situations when they arise; it lays out a comprehensive approach, recommending improved early warning mechanisms, early action to prevent crises, timely diplomatic responses to emerging crises, greater preparedness to employ military options, and action to strengthen global norms and institutions.
Video: “A Movie For The President”
Description: This is a response to the USHMM contest. It is a short movie showing all the past genocides leading up to Darfur, the genocide of our time. This movie was made to promote awareness of the situation and to hopefully inspire the president as well as others to do something about it.
Description: A short movie made for my report on Jewish Ghettos. Almost all of the photos are from the ghettos, although some of the pictures are about the Holocaust in general.
Video: “Memory of the Camps”
Source: PBS Frontline documentary
Description: Sixty years ago, in the spring of 1945, Allied forces liberating Europe found evidence of atrocities which have tortured the world’s conscience ever since. As the troops entered the German concentration camps, they made a systematic film record of what they saw. Work began in the summer of 1945 on the documentary, but the film was left unfinished. FRONTLINE found it stored in a vault of London’s Imperial War Museum and, in 1985, broadcast it for the first time using the title the Imperial War Museum gave it, “Memory of the Camps”.
Description: Footage of the aftermath of mass atrocities during the Khmer Rouge regime.
Description: This video uses rap music to express the devastation caused by the genocide in Bosnia.
Source: AlJazeera English
Description: Tens of thousands of people have gathered to remember the eight thousand victims of the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia in 1995. As part of the commemorations, more than 300 massacre victims, identified from a mass grave, were finally given a proper funeral. Richard Bestic reports
Video: “The War in Bosnia”
Description: Footage of war crimes committed against Bosnian Muslims by Serbian and Croatian armed forces (1992-1995)
Video: “Stop Saying ‘Never Again’”
Source: Genocide Prevention Month
Description: In this clip Rwandan Genocide Survivor, Jacqueline Murekatete, commemorates the 14th anniversary of the 1994 Tutsi Genocide in Rwanda in April of 2008, speaking at an annual memorial event held by Miracle Corners of the World
Source: United Nations Television
Description: United Nations, May 2008 – In 1994, Rwanda was home to one of the worst genocides ever witnessed. In a reign of terror lasting some one hundred days, an estimated 800,000 minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus were slaughtered at the hands of Hutu militias. More than a decade later, Rwanda is slowly stitching itself together again.
Description: Compelling images of genocide in Rwanda.
Description: A reflection on genocide in Rwanda.
Video: “Ghosts of Rwanda”
Source: Frontline documentation (pbs)
Description: Documentary on the history of the Rwandan genocide told with compelling footage and interviews.
Description: Clinton has often said that not acting in Rwanda was one of his biggest regrets. It’s a decision, he said, for which he continues to try to make amends.
Description: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Honorable Mention Video Contest. What advice would you give the next U.S. President on preventing and responding to threats of genocide and related crimes against humanity?
Video: “24 Hours for Darfur”
Description: 24 Hours for Darfur is a global video advocacy campaign collecting 24 hours of personal video appeals demanding an end to the genocide in Darfur.
Video: “Smallest Witnesses”
Description: During a 2005 mission to Darfurian refugee camps in Chad, two Human Rights Watch researchers gave children paper and crayons while their families were being interviewed. Unprompted, the children drew scenes of devastation: pictures of their villages being attacked by “Janjaweed,” bombings by Sudanese government forces, the shootings, the rapes, the burning of entire villages, and the flight to Chad. The children, from seven refugee camps, insisted the drawings be shared with the rest of the world.
In Smallest Witnesses: The Crisis in Darfur Through Children’s Eyes, participants discussed the images created by the children, and the impact the crisis has had on its youngest victims. The program featured Jemera Rone, Sudan Researcher, Human Rights Watch; Olivier Bercault, Emergencies Researcher, Human Rights Watch; Dr. Annie Sparrow, Third Millennium Fellow, Harvard University Researcher, Human Rights Watch; and moderator Jerry Fowler, Staff Director, Committee on Conscience, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Description: Little Mattie Stepanek tells us that it matters that the world knows! Bring about awareness of genocide in Darfur, Sudan. (esp. children’s drawings)
Description: Jerry Fowler, former staff director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience, traveled to Chad in May 2004 to investigate the threat of genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. The Committee on Conscience, which guides the museum’s genocide prevention activities, issued a genocide alert for Sudan in July 2004. Fowler interviewed refugees spread over hundreds of miles in eastern Chad. In this photo essay, Fowler comments on his travels through Eastern Chad, the people he met there, and the region’s hopes for the future.
Description: Genocide was said to happen “never again.” But what they meant was “Never again will Jews be killed in 1940′s Germany by Hitler.”
Video: “Day 10 of i-Act 6″
Description: A reminder of the friends we’ve met at Camp Oure Cassoni. Keep the activism alive, and help them go home to a peaceful Darfur.
Source: Facinghistory 76
Description: Samantha Power speaks about the difference students can make in stopping gross violation of human rights at a Facing History and Ourselves event. She uses the atrocities in Darfur, Sudan as an example of creative participation in the face of an ongoing genocide.
Video: “Save Darfur”
Description: Images from Darfur
Description: A BBC interview with ex-soldier of the Janjaweed.
Description: Former Marine Brian Steidle was in Sudan’s Darfur region in September 2004 as one of three U.S. military observers for the African Union. In his position as an unarmed military observer in Darfur, Steidle found himself becoming a witness to the destruction of civilians. Mr. Steidle did not have much in the way of equipment with him as an AU monitor, but he had a camera, and he took hundreds and hundreds of photographs.
When Mr. Steidle returned to the United States from Darfur in early 2005, he began to speak out using his photographs.
Description: This is the story of the American Capt. Brian Steidle, the only proof of genocide in Darfur.
Video: “Darfur from Day One”
Description: Get involved in Darfur from Day One. STAND, the Genocide Intervention Network, the Save Darfur Coalition, and ENOUGH are partnering to let the Obama administration know that this time around, the American public expects the President of the United States to do something about Darfur. This new administration has made promises that they will take action on Darfur and genocide — lets help them keep their promises. Visit STAND for more information.
Description: A six minute video about what you can do to stop the genocide in Darfur.
PoliticsTV has exclusive interviews with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), Rabbi David Saperstein and Rev. Richard Cizik of the National Association of Evangelicals. Watch this video and then go to savedarfur.org to see how you can help stop the Genocide in Darfur.
Video: “Darfurian Voices”
Description: This video was produced with footage recorded in Chad in May and June 2008 as part of the pilot mission for our Darfurian Voices project. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.
Video: “Mark Malloch Brown”
Description: Part of a global video advocacy campaign to help end the crisis in Darfur.
Description: Half a million dead in the Genocide in Darfur. Join the growing list of liberals and conservatives including John McCain, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Arlen Specter, Joe Biden, Sam Brownback and Bob Dole in calling for a NATO enforced No-Fly zone to protect families in Darfur.
Description: Samantha Power discusses genocide in Darfur.
Video: “Barack Obama”
Source: 24 hours for Darfur
Description: Obama calls for action.
Video: “Voices from Darfur”
Source: Save Darfur Coalition
Description: 3400,000 in Sudan haven’t lived to tell about the genocide.
Video: “Heart of Darfur”
Description: The film Heart of Darfur captures the desperation of daily life in remote villages, crowded refugee camps and in El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur that is now home to 100,000 refugees and 10,000 U.N. personnel. Heart of Darfur takes a look at the people and places affected by what has been called “the world’s largest humanitarian crisis
Video: “Translating Genocide”
Description: In this documentary, 3 college students travel to Africa to direct their own video – an examination of the impact of genocide in Darfur through interviews, and survivor statements.
Video: “On our Watch”
Source: Refugees International
Description: Three years of fighting in Darfur have destroyed hundreds of villages, displaced 2.2 million and led to more than 400,000 deaths. President Bush has accused the government of Sudan of genocide, but the U.S. has taken few concrete actions to stop the fighting. Narrated by Sam Waterston, this documentary tells the story of those who have lost their loved ones to this war, those who are fighting to survive and those who are working to bring peace to the region. It is up to us to tell US policy makers that they can not stand idly by while genocide unfolds. Together we can be a powerful voice for lifesaving action.
Video: “Never Again – again”
Source: Mark Fiore
Description: Animated video – 300,000 dead, 2 million driven from their homes. Please, not again.
Source: Danbury High School
Description: An eight minute student made documentary meant to raise awareness about the genocide in Darfur and motivate action. the name “The Promise” is a reminder of the promise the United Nations and the world made in 1945 to hold people accountable for crimes against humanity. With the backdrop of the Holocaust, narration, images and quotations, the focus is on the plight of the children of Darfur. The world was promised “never again”. The children and people of Darfur are waiting.
Source: Take Part
Description: Six articles and videos featuring activists, Ahmed Mohamed Abkar, Hejewa Adam, Don Cheadle, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Pablo Recalde and Adam Sterling, urging viewers to take action against genocide in Darfur.