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S11 E3 | FULL EPISODE

The Faces We Lost

THE FACES WE LOST is a moving documentary about the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda and the efforts of those who remain to remember the loved ones they lost. The film follows nine Rwandans, who guide viewers through their experiences and remembrances of loved ones using photographic images, or in some cases, lamenting the absence of any evidence to help them keep their loved ones’ memories alive.

AIRED: February 04, 2019 | 0:56:46
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-The Kigali Genocide Memorial, first of all,

is a resting place for more than 250,000 victims of the genocide.

It was opened official in 2004.

So, we've got 14 mass graves here.

-How many photographs of victims does the archive have?

Is it known?

-I'll give an estimate.

It's around -- between 6,000 to 8,000 photographs.

What we see from survivors, actually,

is that they're very possessive.

They want to keep these photographs.

But at the same time,

depending on their living conditions,

they know, at any time,

they might lose these valuable, precious souvenirs

of their beloved ones,

so they come to us mainly because they trust

that we've got this capacity and this safe place

to keep these photographs.

For any single picture we get,

we'll make sure that there is a copy in the archive,

and then there is a copy that is brought in the museum.

Throughout past years, we've been getting photographs

from survivors, families, and friends.

They trust us and give us the pictures they have,

but also, sometimes,

they want to keep the same pictures at home

so that they can keep them watching through the picture

and, you know, keep this conversation.

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