Emmanuel Turaturanye was born and raised in a small town in Rwanda called Ngoma. His whole life he was taught by his parents to love and respect everyone, regardless of their background. At an early age, he learned that wasn’t true for everyone. Out of the 11 people in his household, he was one of three that survived when the Rwandan genocide took the lives of hundreds of thousands of Tutsis in the spring of 1994. Here is his journey of survival and forgiveness.
Many Roads to Here is a production of The Immigrant Story. This episode was produced by Giulia Fiaoni. Audio editing was done by Giulia Fiaoni, with post production by Gregg Palmer. Our executive producer is Sankar Raman.
This episode is made possible by a generous contribution by Oregon Cultural Trust.
For more about Emmanuel’s experience, head to our website where you can watch the documentary, “To Bear Witness: Reconciliation” produced by The Immigrant Story in collaboration with NW Documentary.
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