Against All Odds: Hope on a Pile of Bones
Sun, 07/26/2009 - 10:00pm
Against All Odds: Hope on a Pile of Bones (Rwanda), airing Sunday, July 26 at 10 p.m. on AM 1370/ HD 91.5-2,introduces listeners to a range of people who are building the new Rwanda. It profiles a young genocide survivor who escaped the slaughter by pretending to be a woman. He helplessly stood by and later hid in a church that became a torture chamber, as his father and brothers were murdered. That young man is now studying sociology to better understand what happened to his country, and he works at the Kigali Genocide Memorial to help keep alive the memory and lessons learned.
Host Ellis Cose spends time with an Anglican archbishop who has built a boarding school for orphans and has founded a village where victims and perpetrators live in harmony. He introduces a group of remarkable individuals whom are Rwandans and a retired American doctor on a mission to build a new medical school. The new medical school would only be Rwanda’s second. Cose also presents a range of other people, as the show paints a richly rendered picture of human survival and resilience in Rwanda on the genocide. April 2009 marks the 15th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide.