Ms. Nishimwe, I saw this film, the Uncondemed, last night at The Washington DC Holocaust Memorial Museum and I wanted you to know that I was uplifted by the extraordinary courage of the witnesses who testified against the diabolical and systematic rape of women that occurred in Rwanda, during that period of extraordinary darkness, just hell on earth. What other ways can you use to describe such madness?
I also wanted you to know that I have been uplifted by you and countless others like you. I want to thank you for having the courage to tell your story and in doing so change the world.
I had no idea that rape had only become recognized as a serious war crime, due to the efforts of these rural Rwandan women who were courageous enough to serve as witnesses and who were also courageous enough to go on record in this film and talk about what they had to do because it was right and true.
The film was so inspirational and I feel like the world is waking up to the fact that we can no longer turn a blind eye to these cancers — they will- and they are-eating us all alive.
We are living through times we’re courage such as yours is desperately needed. Keep doing the work!