Commemoration of Genocide marked with messages of hope April 12, 2010 Murdoch University academics have helped the Rwandan Government to mark the 16th Commemoration of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide in Kigali, Rwanda on April 7. Associate Professor Mick Broderick from the School of Media Communication and Culture and Dr Angela Ebert from the School of Psychology presented a 10 minute video featuring survivor's messages of hope to a gathering of 20,000 mourners and international dignitaries in the National Stadium. The Messages of Hope video resulted from a partnership between Murdoch University and Rwandan agencies. “We wanted to demonstrate how many genocide survivors have sought to overcome the burden of trauma of genocide and gone on to lead fulfilling lives, making important contributions in Rwanda and throughout the world,” Professor Broderick said. “The messages are intended to acknowledge ongoing pain and suffering but also to celebrate the achievements of survivors, without reopening old wounds. “There is no better way to demonstrate that an attempted genocide has failed than to show that survivors have thrived against the odds,” he said. The video was also screened live on Rwandan national television. The project is sponsored by Murdoch’s Social Research Institute and the Institute for Media, Creative Arts and Information Technologies. Print This Post Media contact: Hayley Mayne Tel: (08) 9360 2491 | Mobile: 0400 297 221 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Murdoch achievements, Research, School of Media Communication and Culture, School of Media Communication and Culture Research, School of Psychology, School of Psychology Research Tags: africa, angela ebert, creative arts and information technologies, genocide, institute for media, messages of hope, mick broderick, rwanda, social research institute Comments (2 responses) Priyanka May 25, 2010 Hi, It's a coincident that recently in our institution ( United World) had a seminar on mass human right abuses by govt, as part of social awareness program. In that we went through Rawanda's experience as well. It was horrifying to see the what people of Rawanda had to went through. (Actually I got so interested in that episode, that I was researching on this topic, when I came across this post.) It's really appreciable on the part of Murdoch University to commemorate the occasion! Thank you. Priyanka AICTE College July 26, 2010 That's very sad..!!! Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!