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Roméo Dallaire as artistic muse

With more than 800,000 people slaughtered in 100 days the Rwandan genocide stands as one of the most horrific mass murders of the past century. In the middle of the horror was a Canadian peacekeeper whose efforts to avert the tragedy were thwarted by political apathy and incalculable evil. CBC Digital Archives looks back at this sad chapter in Africa's history and how Lt.-Gen. Roméo Dallaire managed to survive to become Canada's most famous casualty of war.

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Toronto artist Gertrude Kearns uses Dallaire's suffering as the basis for a series of paintings.

Medium: Radio
Program: Sounds Like Canada
Broadcast Date: Nov. 11, 2002
Guest(s): Gertrude Kearns
Host: Shelagh Rogers
Duration: 11:59

Last updated: December 4, 2012

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