Crossroads by Molenaar, Hillie & Wijk, Joop van
In the movie it becomes clear that the tensions between the refugees and the local Tanzanians in Ngara are rising. The local court has been overflown with cases of supposed crimes by Rwandan refugees. Most of the local Tanzanians have developed a negative image of the refugees. The overall opinion of the Tanzanians is that the prospects look bleak, although some people have positive reactions according the improved infrastructure around the village Ngara.
The Rwandan genocide was a result of the rising conflict between the Hutu and the Tutsi living in Rwanda. Ever since the Rwandan independence of Belgium in 1962 the situation between the Hutu and Tusti worsened. In 1994, the Hutu movement Rwandan Patriotic Front committed mass murders on Tutsi, and Hutu moderates. Because of this genocide an enormous exodus of refugees took place. Over two million of people fled from Rwanda to Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zaire. In April 1994 alone, 500,000 Rwandans entered Tanzania