Book Launch – When The Hills Ask For Your Blood, 11/03@SOAS

Book Launch – When The Hills Ask For Your Blood

David Pelton and Phil Clark

Date: 11 March 2014 Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: G50

Type of Event: Book Launch

6 April 1994: In the skies above Rwanda the President’s plane is shot down in flames. In the chapel of a hillside village, missionary priest Vjeko Curic prepares to save thousands. Near Kigali, Jean-Pierre holds his family close, fearing for their lives. The mass slaughter that follows – friends against friends, neighbours against neighbours – is one of the bloodiest chapters in history.

Twenty years on, BBC Newsnight producer David Belton, one of the first journalists into Rwanda, tells of the horrors he experienced at first-hand. Following the threads of Jean-Pierre and Vjeko Curic’s stories, he revisits a country still marked with blood, in search of those who survived and the legacy of those who did not. This is David Belton’s personal quest for the limits of bravery and forgiveness.

David Belton worked as a producer at BBC Newsnight in the 1990s where, amongst many foreign assignments, he covered the civil war in Bosnia and the genocide in Rwanda. In 2002, he co-wrote the story and produced the award-winning feature film Shooting Dogs based on real events that had taken place during the Rwandan genocide.

Chair: Phil Clark (SOAS)

To register, please email cas@soas.ac.uk

Organiser: The Centre of African Studies, University of London

Contact email: cas@soas.ac.uk

Contact Tel: 0207 898 4370

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