Video documentaries

November 2006 -Action contre la Faim (ACF) intervient depuis 1994 au Burundi, un pays parmi les plus pauvres au monde dévasté par 40 ans de conflits et de troubles politiques. A Ruyigi, dans l’ouest du pays, un centre nutritionnel thérapeutique a été créé pour soigner les enfants souffrant de malnutrition aiguë sévère. En décembre dernier, Lydia, une petite fille de 9 mois est admise au centre dans une situation critique. Pascazi, sa maman, témoigne.

July 2007 - This video depicts how Burundi women crossed political parties and ethnic groups to become a unified force. Dramatically under-represented in the political forum in their country, as a unified entity Burundi women paved the way for their political participation and voices to be heard. Their solidarity enabled their concerns regarding previously ignored issues, such as female inheritance and war crimes against women, to have a much needed forum. Facilitated by UNIFEM as well as other UN and regional agencies, fifty Burundian women gathered and met with Nelson Mandela in July of 2000 to put forward their recommendations to be included in the Burundi Peace Negotiations. Over half of these recommendations were implemented in the Burundi Peace Accord. Recent elections in Burundi have shown a dramatic increase in women elected to Parliament with thirty-six seats out of one-hundred-eighteen being held by women.

WFP- 12 Feb 2007 - 2'55" - 2.21MB
Late rains, cassava disease and now floods have had a devastating impact on Burundi and left up to two million people in need of urgent assistance. UN agencies and NGOs have made a joint appeal of $132 million to fund their work in 2007.

MCC - 31 Jan 2007 - slideshow
War and population pressure have deforestated the east-central African country of Burundi, depleting water supplies and causing food shortages among subsistence farmers. Brandon Thiessen, an MCC reforestation consultant, describes an innovative project in which local people are working to replant trees in exchange for canned meat provided by MCC.

ICRC - 26 Jan 2007 - 13' 22''
The violent clashes in Burundi have provoked a massive displacement of the population, resulting in an increased need for drinking water in the areas where the displaced have settled. This film describes how the ICRC has multiplied the number and scope of its projects so that both the resident population and the displaced have regular access to water.

UNICEF - March 2006 - Okwudinno Okoh reports on UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman’s visit to a therapeutic feeding centre in Burundi
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UNICEF - February 2006 - UNICEF correspondent Arnold Temple reports on Deputy Executive Director Rima Salah’s visit to Burundi.
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UNICEF, June 2005 - Dan Thomas reports on efforts by ECHO and UNICEF to curb violence against children and women in Burundi.
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IFAD 2005, 4'
The people of Burundi are heading to the polls to elect their first parliament and president since a civil war began in 1993. This report explores how IFAD-initiated Community Development Committees contribute to democratic processes and peace building by putting economic decision-making power in the hands of poor villagers.
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Development assistance can offer people an alternative to conflict in countries disabled by war. This report explores the impact that economic development had in several provinces in Burundi during the country's 10-year civil war and the need for continued international support since the war has ended.
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After 10 years of civil war, Burundians are ready for lasting peace. This IFAD documentary, co-produced with the Television Trust for the Environment (TVE) for broadcast on BBC World, follows the stories of three people who are attempting to rebuild their lives. Through their stories, the film explores the larger challenges that face the country and the role that international development can play in preventing conflict from re-igniting.

After 13 years of exile in Tanzania, Alphonse’s family came back home, in other words, where they had a house once upon time, in Burundi. Alphonse left his native country when he was one year old. Burundi was an imaginary country, a country of dream.

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On 7 September 2006, the Government of Burundi signed the ceasefire agreement with the last rebel movement Palipehutu-FNL in Dar-Es-Salaam. This video shows the historical moment during which the President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, and Mr. Agathon Rwasa were signing the Agreement.

From 9 to 23 September 2006, Burundi will be organizing the football tournament of CECAFA for players of less than 20 years and it will also commemorate, at the same time, the international day of peace celebrated on 23 September.

A 30 secondes public service announcement (PSA) regarding violence against women. Used in 2005 during ONUB's campaign " violence against women" (from 25 November to 10 December) . It was aired by RTNB - Radio Télévision du Burundi- and selected by the New-York festival “Stories from the field”.

Short PSA produced for the International Day against landmines. Used in April 2006 and aired by RTNB.

Short PSA celebrating International Day of UN Peacekeepers, with a special focus on contingents based in Burundi. Used in May 2006. Aired by RTNB.

In Kirundi, the video called for peaceful elections. Broadcasted by RTNB in August 2005

BBC, 26 Dec 2005 - Tensions over land are growing in Burundi, as thousands of refugees return to find their homes occupied by others.

BBC, 26 Aug 2005 - Burundi is has inaugurated its first democratically elected president, under a system designed to end ethnic violence.

BBC, 4 Jun 2005 - Explosions have been heard in the Burundi capital, Bujumbura, as voters take part in the first national polls since 1993.

Image: Rwandans flee fearing genocide revenge
BBC, 13 May 2005 - Thousands of Rwandans have fled to Burundi fearing village courts set up to try those suspected of involvement in the 1994 genocide.

BBC, 28 Feb 2005 - The people of Burundi have been voting on a new constitution designed to end war between ethnic Hutus and Tutsis.