Today the world may have witnessed a breakthrough that could finally lead to an end to the genocide in Darfur. It has been widely reported that the Sudanese government reached a cease-fire deal with a leading rebel group fighting to stop the government's genocidal mission. While the deal is not comprehensive and leaves much room for a return to a violent cycle a chief negoatiator of the deal Prime Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani told Reuters, "This process should also involve an agreement between Chad and Sudan as this will help a great deal to resolve the issue. [and] ... make it not just a peace among Sudanese but also with its neighbors." The Prime Minister recognizes the importance of making peace a community wide effort, whether that community is a village, a city, a country or an entire region. This message of a broad coalition to sustain peace is also emphasized by an organization known as REACH in Rwanda.
By the hundreds of thousands, neighbors killed neighbors. Now the killers share dinner with survivors. The documentary film Reconciliation's Reach, will show how Rwandan women have become pioneers of reconciliation after genocide. An organization dedicated to rebuilding Rwanda is turning hated neighbors into friends, creating lasting peace in villages around the country. Survivors and perpetrators come together to learn about their past, apologize for their mistakes, and build a future together. This method of reconciliation has the potential to be used around the world.
These are the preliminary results of an investigation into their model. Check back here often as we update you on the status of the documentary film Reconciliation's Reach. -- Did you see this? We recently had the opportunity to talk about our film on ABC-TV in Sarasota, Florida.