Whenever genocide has occurred, individuals have risked their own lives to save others. How can their courage inspire us to defy genocide?
The story of how Simone Weil Lipman was able to save thousands of Jewish children during the Holocaust is a starting point for an exploration of what it takes to defy genocide. The film focuses on Damas Gisimba, director of a small orphanage in Rwanda that was besieged by militias during the 1994 genocide. Learn how Gisimba, with the help of American aid worker Carl Wilkens, managed to protect, care for, and save some 400 people.
Teachers can access a classroom guide to the film, as well as a glossary of key terms. This film is available as a free DVD upon request.