The French Army and genocide in Rwanda: a damning video


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They are 52 seconds that could, on their own, sum up France's attitude during the genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda nearly 25 years ago. This video, of which Mediapart has obtained a copy, was filmed by French soldiers in the summer of 1994 and throws into sharp relief the passivity of the French army during one of the most embarrassing episodes for France during its military presence in Rwanda in 1994: the massacre at Bisesero.