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A Brilliant Genocide

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A Brilliant Genocide is an expose of the brutal campaigns by the Yoweri Museveni regime to wipe out a significant part of Uganda's Acholi people under the guise of crushing a rebellion by The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). It lays bare the atrocities committed by Museveni's army against the Acholi people of Northern Uganda since 1986 when he seized power. It includes interviews with survivors of the most pre meditated torture and murder. It is unfathotmable what has occurred, men and women who were raped in front of their families by Museveni's soldiers, a form of abuse hitherto unheard of in Uganda: the humiliation and deprivation of a particular ethic group that has suffered like no other in Uganda’s history. The documentary is the untold story of a people who were placed in what amounts to concentration camps where the death rates from planned neglect exceeded 50,000 people per year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) over a period spanning over a decade.

A Brilliant Genocide is a counterpoint to Kony 2012, which brought world- wide awareness to the crimes committed by the LRA. It shows how the Mu- seveni regime has used Kony as a straw man, enabling the Ugandan govern- ment to garner international sympathy and resources in the supposed "war on terrorism" while in fact diverting attention from its own crimes against humanity in northern Uganda. It includes interviews with Museveni's former close associates, including the notorious Gen. David Tinyefuza (a.k.a. Sejusa), who conducted some of the most bloodiest campaigns as an army com- mander and many other prominent Ugandan thinkers, opposition figures, activists, exiles and émigrés. This is the untold story of how an African dictator has been able to commit mass murder and still get a regular audience at The White House and 10 Downing Street. It comes at a critical time in Uganda's history when Gen. Museveni has just been fraudulently re-elected for what is his 30th year in power.

DIRECTOR: Ebony Butler
PRODUCER: Ebony Butler
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jason Byrne, Simon Hardwidge
RUNTIME: 1:17:00
COUNTRY: Australia
LANGUAGE: English

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