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Intore dancers

Film Screening

"Intore" ("The Chosen")

Tuesday, 28 June 2016
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Conference Room 4
United Nations Headquarters, New York

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"Intore" offers a powerful and rare look at how Rwanda overcame its tragic past by regaining its identity through music, dance, and the resilience of a new generation. The film features musical and dance performances, interwoven with interviews with genocide survivors and perpetrators, Rwandan leaders, legends, and Hollywood elite. Produced by Rwanda Cinema Center and Park Hill Entertainment, in association with the Kwetu Film Institute and the Rwanda Media Project.

Programme

International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda

Annual Commemoration

Memorial Ceremony

Monday, 11 April 2016
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
General Assembly Hall
United Nations Headquarters, New York

Programme

Candle Lighting

Remarks by:

Music by Pauletta Washington and the Mamazband

Moderated by Ms. Cristina Gallach, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information

Organized by the United Nations Department of Public Information, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Rwanda to the United Nations

Watch the webcast of the event.

candle lighting

Participants light candles during the annual commemoration of the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda (7 April).

Mogens Lykketoft

Mogens Lykketoft, President of the General Assembly’s seventieth session, speaks at the annual commemoration of the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda (7 April)

Ban Ki-moon at podium

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at the annual commemoration of the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda (7 April). 

Eugène-Richard Gasana

Eugène-Richard Gasana, Minister of State in Charge of Cooperation and Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations, speaks at the annual commemoration of the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda (7 April).

Frida Umuhoza

Frida Umuhoza, survivor and author of "Frida: Chosen to Die, Destined to Live", addresses the annual commemoration of the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda (7 April). 

Nelly Mukazayire

Nelly Mukazayire, Deputy Director of the Cabinet in the Office of the President of Rwanda, addresses the annual commemoration of the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda (7 April).

Malcolm I. Hoenlein

Malcolm I. Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, speaks at the annual commemoration of the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda (7 April).

Cristina Gallach

Cristina Gallach, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, moderates the annual commemoration of the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda (7 April).


Commemorations around the world

Commemorations organized by UN information centres around the world included events in Bangladesh, the Republic of the Congo, Ghana, India, Iran, Italy, Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Tanzania, and Zambia, among others.

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