US actor and film maker Morgan Freeman has visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial to learn about the Genocide against the Tutsi and Rwanda’s reconstruction efforts over the last twenty-three years.
The movie star spent half a day at the memorial filming for a new documentary and meeting with survivors of the Genocide. Mr Freeman visited the burial place where more than 250,000 victims of the Genocide have been laid to rest as well as the memorial gardens which provide guests the chance to reflect on what they have learned from their visit.
Speaking to the memorial team during his visit, Mr Freeman shared a powerful message about how Rwanda’s story of renewal is a beacon for the future of humanity:
We are here, we came as a group, a film crew, to talk about the Genocide but we also came to learn about your reconciliation and what we have learned makes us feel very, and more, proud to know you, and number two, very hopeful for the future of humanity, because what you have accomplished as a result of the Genocide, as a result of reconciliation, makes us all feel that peace is possible. Thank you.