Rwanda Reconciliation

A young woman stands in an opening of a hedgerow of a genocide 'reconciliation village' April 6, 2014 in Mybo, Rwanda.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

A young woman stands in an opening of a hedgerow of a genocide 'reconciliation village' April 6, 2014 in Mybo, Rwanda. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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The brutality and bloodshed of the Rwandan genocide 20 years ago was unfathomable. And whether we learned enough to prevent it from happening again is questionable. Rwandan musician Jean-Paul Samputu tells his story of heartbreaking loss and breathtaking reconciliation with the man who killed his family. Also in the program, Payam Akhavan -- first legal advisor to the prosecutor's office of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda at The Hague.


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Jean Paul Samputu, now an international musician, says it took nine years of 'dealing with anger, bitterness and resentment' before he realized that rage was self-destructive and couldn't bring back his family. (Joe Gill/The Canadian Press)


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