This looks at the current Iraq war, the American Civil War, World War I, the 1991 Gulf War and the war in Bosnia. I set out to do a project about how wars end in a more technical sense: literally what factors had to be in play for shooting to end. But what I ended up with was more of a meditation on how we remember endings and what they come to mean over time.
Rape as a Weapon of War Jan – June 2008
These stories look at the crisis of sexual violence in eastern Congo, the legacy of rape during the Rwandan genocide and political attempts to wrestle with the amazing level of impunity for sexual violence in conflict zones around the world. This is also an ongoing reporting project; see here.
Rwanda: Trying to Move On aired February 13-15, 2007
This project looks at the legacy of the Rwandan genocide 13 years later. The first piece takes you to a memorial site, the second looks at the gacaca justice system set up to process hundreds of thousands of genocide cases, the third features a community service program designed to reintegrate confessed killers back into Rwandan society.
The U.S. and Iran aired November 25-28, 2004
This series was timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the 1979 hostage crisis. It tracks the sad trajectory of U.S. – Iranian relations and grievances starting with the 1953 coup in Iran.
History of Iraq aired February 11-13, 2003
I put this history of Iraq together on the eve of the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. It looks at Iraq’s British legacy, at the life of Saddam Hussein, and at the history of relations between Washington and Baghdad.