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Rwanda documentary film premieres online to raise money for genocide memorial (video)

"Raindrops Over Rwanda," a nonprofit's documentary film about the Rwanda genocide, premieres online today July 18. "Like" it on Facebook, raise up to $50,000 in donations.

By Maud Dillingham / July 18, 2011

"Raindrops Over Rwanda" director Charles Annenberg Weingarten (r.) walks with Honoré Gatera, survivor of the 1994 Rwanda genocide and tour guide at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center.

Craig Sholley courtesy of Explore.org

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A short documentary about the 1994 Rwanda genocide, "Raindrops Over Rwanda," premieres here online Monday July 18. Nonprofit group Explore.org, which produced the documentary, will donate $1 for every Facebook "like" to Rwanda’s Kigali Genocide Memorial Center – up to $50,000. To "like" the Rwanda movie premiere, go to http://www.facebook.com/exploreRwanda. The 22-minute film can be viewed in its entirety at the end of this post.

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A division of the Annenberg Foundation, Explore.org has made more than 250 documentaries about people around the world who work for causes such as animal rights, the environment, education, and health care.

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Ten years after the genocide that killed 1,050,000 in Rwanda, the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center opened in 2004, and was made possible by the British charity Aegis Trust. The center is comprised of a burial ground for about 250,000 genocide victims, exhibits, and the National Genocide Documentation Center.

The Facebook community page is being run by a Rwandan genocide survivor, Honoré Gatera, who also serves as a tour guide at the genocide memorial center.

Watch the Film: 'Raindrops over Rwanda'

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