Sunday, July 17, 2011

NEW painting: RWANDA 94

RWANDA 94
20x16 inches
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This is a painting celebrating July 17 as the anniversary of the end of the Rwandan Genocide where Hutu Power extremists caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Rwandans, mostly Tutsi and moderate Hutus, as well as Twa Africans.

The events inspired the movies "Hotel Rwanda", "Shooting Dogs", "Sometimes in April", "Shake Hands with the Devil" (based on Romeo Dallaire's experience) and "Sunday in Kigali" among others, and this painting also pays tribute to the ten fallen UN peacekeepers, listed on the lower left corner.