Genocide documentary/workshop


When researching a genocide of your choice, look for the “story within a story” to bring your documentary to life.


  • 2-3 minutes maximum
  • Voice-over must be written and approved by teacher (2-3 pages double-spaced)
  • Movies/research must be cited and included both in the video and printed out
  • Due: Friday, February 21st

Primary source needed:

Look for the story within the genocide. A personal account of someone who lived through the experience will enhance your documentary. Whether it be a written account or an interview look for a way to make your documentary anything but simply a content-filled showing that could simply be found online or in a textbook.

Project Rubric

Documentary rubric

List of genocides (1950-present)

  1. Australia (1900-1969)
  2. Zanzibar
  3. Guatemala (1966-1996)
  4. Pakistan (Bangladesh War of 1971)
  5. Burundi (1972 and 1993)
  6. North Korea
  7. Equatorial Guinea
  8. East Timor under Indonesian occupation
  9. Laos
  10. Ethiopia
  11. Iraqi Kurds
  12. Tibet
  13. Brazil
  14. Democratic Republic of Congo
  15. West New Guinea/West Papua
  16. Hutu genocide in DR Congo
  17. Somalia
  18. Sri Lanka
  19. Srebrenica
  20. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  21. Rwanda
  22. Cambodia
  23. Darfur, Sudan

Rwanda genocide – from Phoenix Video

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