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Roger: Genocide Baby

Roger Nsengiyumva was born in the Rwandan genocide of 1994, and only survived through the courage of his mother. Now he returns to homeland to discover the truth about his history.

At 16, Roger Nsengiyumva has already made a name for himself as the star of the football movie Africa United. But there's something else about Roger; he was born in the Rwandan genocide of 1994 and only survived thanks to the raw courage of his mother. She spent 100 days hiding her newborn baby from the murderous gangs, and then bravely escaped to Britain after seeing her husband, Roger's father, shot dead. This is the story of Roger's return to his homeland to discover the harrowing truths of his family history and to find out whether he can share his mother's remarkable willingness to forgive those who destroyed both their lives.

Part of Extraordinary Me, a season of programmes for BBC Three which focuses on young people with amazing stories to tell.

59 minutes

Last on

Sun 24 Jul 2011 03:30