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A shocking portrait of genocide
on 16 November 2013
A female journalist and her cameraman are in a country in East Africa, when they come upon bodies stacked 9 feet tall along the roadside. She notices a woman in a bright yellow dress amid the carnage. While the photographer is telling her it's too dangerous, the militia is near, she jumps out of the car to photograph the lady in the yellow cotton dress. She reaches down to close the eyelids, pulls the dress down from around her waist, and pays her respects in silence.
Later, she does an award winning documentary of the genocide and goes home to her husband.
However, she is haunted by that moment and has nightmares. She wants to know the aftermath. She's done so many stories, and moves on. Now she wants to return to learn the answers to her questions. They include who the woman was, and why was were the victims stacked up on the roadside mainly children and men.
The answers to those questions make the telling of the story even more horrific. This is genocide, up close and personal.
I would highly recommend this very short read for an inside look at a 100 day period that was one of the worst genocides in modern days.