Seeing The Dead

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20041112

Forensic archaeologist Professor Margaret Cox travels to Rwanda to advise on how best to preserve and display the remains of some victims of the genocide of 1994. Some survivors have decided that, despite the natural desire to bury their dead, they want memorials that incorporate human remains, and act as both a terrible reminder and deterrent. Their hope is that these memorial centres will be places where the genocide can be talked about openly and honestly, and where they can find the time and space to grieve.