Genocide Factor Atrocities From Biblical Times To The Present
While the term "genocide" is a product of the 20th century, the phenomenon is not; massacres and brutality riddle humankind's past. Introduced by Academy Award-winning actor John Voight, this award-winning, 4-title series presents the definitive, most comprehensive overview of the history of genocide. Each program in the series is a chilling documentary of genocide and racial murder throughout history in an effort to understand the bloody past and present and to prevent future horrors. With the aid of an impressive array of scholars, experts, eyewitnesses, and survivors from around the world, each program examines the complex dimensions of human nature's darkest side at different times in history. The series examines atrocities from Biblical times to the present, including interviews with Holocaust survivors and a look at racism and slavery in America. Contemporary instances of genocide and ethnic cleansing include Cambodia's Killing Fields, Indonesia and East Timor, the Sudan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and the experience of Kurds in Iraq, Iran and Turkey. A final feature of the series looks at the mass killings in Africa, the Former Yugoslavia, Chechnya, and the Arab/Israeli conflict. Included are the events of September 11 as an illustration of some people's desire to obliterate another group with differing world outlooks. Features interviews with Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, as well as testimonials from survivors of some of the world's most tragic religious and ethnic massacres - Armenia, Bosnia, East Timor, Rwanda, the Ukraine, and the Nazi Holocaust. Viewer descretion advised.