Rose Mapendo Responds to Tragedy in Tuscon

Posted on February 7, 2011
CONGO SURVIVOR FEATURED IN UPCOMING INDEPENDENT LENS FILM Rose Mapendo lost her husband and home to the ethnic violence that engulfed the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the 1990s, yet she emerged from the suffering advocating for forgiveness and reconciliation. Now, in this interview with Ted Simons of KAET 8 in Arizona, Ms. Mapendo shares her reaction to last month’s tragic events in Tucson, which took the lives of six people and injured nineteen, including U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords. Rose Mapendo is the subject of the gripping documentary Pushing the Elephant which airs March 29, 2011 on Independent Lens.  Watch the interview after the jump.


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