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Rwanda Genocide - PBS Frontline

For more than 600 years the Hutu and Tutsi tribe inhabited the same areas and have followed the same traditions until the class warfare pushed the Rwandan society into chaos. PBS Frontline talks with victims and looks back at the massacre.

The Path to Nazi Genocide

From the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, a new film providing a concise overview of the Holocaust and what made it possible. Using rare footage, the film examines the Nazis' rise and consolidation of power in Germany as well as their racist ideology, propaganda, and persecution of Jews and other innocent civilians. It also outlines the path by which the Nazis led a state to war, and with their collaborators, killed millions -- including systematically murdering 6 million Jewish people. This 38-minute resource is intended to provoke reflection and discussion about the role of ordinary people, institutions, and nations between 1918 and 1945. 

Samantha Power: A Complicated Hero

Samantha Power tells a story of a complicated hero, Sergio Vieira de Mello. This UN diplomat walked a thin moral line, negotiating with the world's worst dictators to help their people survive crisis. It's a compelling story told with a fiery passion.

Darfur Now

In this in-depth documentary, Academy Award-nominee Don Cheadle ("Hotel Rwanda," "Crash") examines genocide in Sundan's western region and takes a closer look at the consequences of the conflict between the Sudanese government sponsored militia group known as Janjaweed and the various rebel groups that are comprised of mostly civilians. The results are hundreds of thousands of deaths and millions of people displaced throughout neighboring countries seeking refuge. With this huge crisis taking place, nations have been slow to aide and assist the suffering civilians, but have been slowly coming to aide. This film is a call to action for people everywhere to help stop the genocide in Darfur, as it follows the struggles and achievements of six very different individuals bring to light the situation in Darfur and illustrate the absolute need to get involved. MPAA Rating: PG (c) 2007 AIW Documentary, LLC and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Mao's Great Famine

Mao Zedong and China's Cultural Revolution

The Armenian Genocide: The Hidden Holocaust

Stalin: Inside the Terror

This is a BBC2 documentary from 2003 and probably one of the best on Stalin. The archive footage is very good and it draws upon some excellent evidence from close witnesses, including Stalin's own family. Uploaded for educational purposes only.