The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) aired a polarizing documentary early last month, which offended the Rwandan government. “Rwanda, The Untold Story” looks into the alleged role President Paul Kagame played in shooting down the plane, which killed the former President (Juvenal Habyarimana) that many believed led to the 1994 genocide.
Around 800,000 people were murdered in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Most of the victims were from the country’s minority group, the “Tutsi.”
President Kagame called the film a “denial of genocide” and Rwandan MPs approved a resolution calling on the government to charge the filmmakers with genocidal denial and revoke the BBC’s license to broadcast in the country. The BBC responded to the backlash in a statement reported in The Guardian: “The Rwandan genocide raises extremely painful issues but the BBC has a duty to investigate difficult and challenging subjects.”
Watch the documentary below.