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Unsung heroes of the genocide

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Would you choose to risk your life to save others? Many Rwandans did exactly that during the genocide in their country in 1994, in which nearly a million Tutsis and moderate Hutus died in just 100 days of killings.

At the time, anyone who sheltered intended victims was slaughtered. But hundreds of Rwandans risked their lives by providing sanctuary to people fleeing the genocidaires.

What leads some people to make such a brave choice, in the midst of conflict and turmoil? 10 years after the genocide, Rupert Cook goes back to Rwanda to find out.

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Panos London

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03/25/2004

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