Climbing a Thousand Hills| 8mins
Director: Phil Carpenter | Producer: Phil Carpenter
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Canada
Fifteen years after Rwanda was torn apart by genocide, the country's economy has grown, reconciliation programs are in place and seem to be healing the bitter divide. Corruption has been kept at bay. Thousands of youths - in Rwandan terms, that means those in their mid-teens to early 40s - have returned to the country since the 1994 genocide, in which up to one million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were butchered in about 100 days. Today, there runs a sense of shared pride among some of these youth that Rwanda has progressed significantly since the genocide and civil war, and has become an example, some say, to the rest of Africa. This is a look at how Rwanda has changed in the 15 years since the 1994 genocide, through the eyes of some of the returning youth - who examine the re-emergence of the gorilla population....