Rwanda & Darfur
I watched Sometimes in April the other night. My friend Jacques, who is from Rwanda, called to tell me it was on. Jacques has told me before that April is a very difficult month for Rwandans. The awful memories return with increased potency. Drug abuse and suicide rates skyrocket. Jacques says you can feel the darkness over the land in April, a kind of spiritual weather that returns on an annual cycle.
For more about Rwanda today, Jordon Cooper has put together a fine assortment of links. I highly recommend Through the Eyes of Children, and Ghosts of Rwanda. The BBC also has a very informative site called Rwandan Genocide: 10 Years On. Take a look especially at the personal testimonies there of a survivor and a participant in the killings.
Finally, we know that today history is repeating itself in Sudan. Catez at Allthing2all tells the story of The children of Darfur in words and pictures.