A United Nations tribunal sent the chief orchestrator of the Rwandan genocide to prison for the rest of his life for crimes against humanity on December 18th, 2008. Colonel Theoneste Bagosora was involed in peace talks outside Rwanda in the early 1990s but grew tired of the process. The indictment against him said he was returning to Rwanda following those efforts to "'prepare the apocalypse." In 100 days 10% of the population was murdered in a genocide. A specialist in international justice for Human Rights Watch said the sentences of Bagosora and two other military commanders send a message to other world leaders accused of war crimes, like Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, "It says watch out. Justice can catch up with you," as the Associated Press quoted Reed Brody.
Since the killing stopped, one group has been working for more than 10 years trying to achieve a common goal: reconciliation, healing and peace-building in Rwanda. Many groups are trying, but one organization's plan seems to be unique. 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.