In commemoration of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda CORE Education Trust commissioned three testimony films featuring survivors Eric Murangwa Eugene MBE, Beatha Uwazaninka and Marie-Chantal Uwamahoro being interviewed by Natasha Kaplinsky OBE. ‘From Testimony to Echo’ features young people’s reflections on their involvement in the creation of the films, meeting the survivors and the impact of working creatively in response testimony in the form of Echo Films.
CORE Education Trust’s Echo Eternal is a commemorative arts, media and civic engagement project delivered in schools for children of all ages, inspired by the testimony of British survivors of the Holocaust and genocide. The project is underpinned by CORE Education Trust’s track record in bringing together diverse communities in a collaborative context, in this case with a common focus of Holocaust and genocide awareness.
This focus is supported by the creation of collaborative civic alliances between schools with different social and cultural characteristics. From Testimony to Echo was produced and directed by Paul Davies from Vyka Ltd.
Young people featured in the film are from CORE Education Trust Schools and Finham Park School.
Survivors featured are: Eric Murangwa Eugene MBE, CEO Ishami Foundation Beatha Uwazaninka Marie Chantal Uwamahoro