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Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when the Rwandan Civil War forced her and her sister to flee their home in Kigali, leaving their parents and everything they knew behind. In this deeply personal talk, she tells the story of how she became a refugee, living in camps in seven countries over the next six years — and how she's tried to make sense of what came after.

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46 Comments on War and what comes after | Clemantine Wamariya

  1. Swadesh Karki // 15th May 2018 at 4:08 pm // Reply

    Thumbs up for being human.


  3. Ishtiaq Ahmed // 15th May 2018 at 4:09 pm // Reply

    21st view and first like

  4. Sv Govindiah // 15th May 2018 at 4:10 pm // Reply

  5. War has changed

  6. Dack Hacksaw // 15th May 2018 at 4:14 pm // Reply

    Fly across ten countries to get to the one that has the most satisfying benefits system.

    • Dack Hacksaw – I have noticed that of those countries you mentioned, some of them have widely accepted feminism while others have not. There is a strong correlation I have noticed.

    • Dack Hacksaw // 15th May 2018 at 6:58 pm // Reply

      Eli Nope – yes that is a good point. I know the destructive force of third wave feminism and how it is eroding western countries, alongside SJW neo-Marxism.

    • Gesine Schnarr // 15th May 2018 at 7:23 pm // Reply

      Dack Hacksaw

      First of all, I am not forgetting anything. I do know that there are a lot of migrants, but this is not about migrants.

      Secondly, I did say the whole world, did I not?

      And lastly, feminism is not the problem this world has. The problem is people not caring, and feminism might be a part of that, but what you mean is just a symptom of lacking morals.

    • Gesine Schnarr
      IMHO the problem is western imperialism.
      The Middle East has been destabilized by 70 years of covert and
      overt aggressions.
      It amazes me how so many are defending this, as if the US is bringing
      peace to the world instead of bombs.

    • Gesine Schnarr // 15th May 2018 at 8:20 pm // Reply

      Mike C

      You are right. But blaming problems on past events only doesn’t make solving them any easier, so finding solutions for recent problems could be a start.

  7. Gipsy Danger // 15th May 2018 at 4:17 pm // Reply

    After WW2, the West promised that a callous event like the Holocaust. Would never happen again…. And look at what is happying in Myanmar.

    • to be fair though what is happening in myanmar is on a significantly smaller scale.

    • Andrea Calio // 15th May 2018 at 7:35 pm // Reply

      They probably promised that between each other though… it would make no sense to promise that of the whole world because the west doesn’t have control over it entirely.

    • John Trauger // 15th May 2018 at 8:14 pm // Reply

      I don’t remember ever hearing or reading that such a promise was made. “Never again.” was not and is not a promise made to the rest of the world. It’s a declaration that the survivors of the Holocost, their families and friends made for themselves.

  8. Sarah Bernhauer // 15th May 2018 at 4:19 pm // Reply

    Very meaningful talk

  9. “Words Matter” Very true. I think people tend to oversimplify other’s feelings at times when they respond with “Sticks and stones may break my bones, But words do not hurt me.” That statement is false actually. They do. Oh and “Not letting the words hurt you”, another silly response, Is not as simple as the statement seems, Just like how avoiding flinching is possible, but difficult, especially when you don’t see it coming. (if my analogy to flinching is faulty Pease give me a better comparison instead of showing me a problem and not suggesting a solution)

    • Prithu Sharma // 15th May 2018 at 5:20 pm // Reply

      MegaLokopo yes but it’s hard to ignore

    • It is only hard to ignore if you believe them. If you don’t believe them it is easy to ignore because at that point whether or not it is true, from your perspective they are lying.

    • MegaLokopo Like she already stated mate, it can be done but it’s not so easy. Consider you’re 8 years old and uneducated. I very much doubt that type of mental training can come intuitively for every person.
      Before you learn that and then learn to apply it, you might have already been emotionally crushed and turned into a psycho. Try to see things from perspectives that are not your own. I’m not an emotionally crushed psycho, I’m just sayin’ 😉 lol

    • It doesn’t come intuitively yes, nothing but breathing does really, but everyone has parents and anyone can make an observation. All you have to do is stop trusting what people say by default. “not letting the words hurt you” is different than not believing what people say by default. not letting it hurt is hard to learn. But deciding not to believe people by default is easy. And those two things are very different ways to get to the same end goal.

    • Ben Saber
      All we need is love.
      McCartney and Lennon were correct.
      With love we become balanced emotionally and without we become
      hateful and unconscionable!

  10. What she described and experienced did not begin in the first world war. The Armenian genocide preceded it.
    Yet WW1planted the seeds from which WW11 sprang from. And that war planted seeds of hate and revenge that led to numerous conflicts that would come later such as Vietnam, Korean War and numerous other ones. In fact, some historians believe that even to this day, the world has not recovered from WW1.

    • Keith Bell
      Most wars are bankers wars.
      Some happen out of hate but I believe many are manipulated
      Through the status quo.
      Today it’s more visible but even before, most wars are fought over money
      resources or both.

  11. mohammad mostafaii // 15th May 2018 at 4:29 pm // Reply

    I didn’t understand.

  12. mohammad mostafaii // 15th May 2018 at 4:31 pm // Reply

    I know about hutsi genocide in Rovanda,but the relevance?

  13. Vamshi Krishna26 // 15th May 2018 at 4:40 pm // Reply

    She’s was really emotional while giving us the speech..

  14. Alain123 Fab // 15th May 2018 at 4:40 pm // Reply

    Your speech touched me on so many levels. Be blessed

  15. Watching it at 1.5 speed sounds better.

  16. Boring and ovedramatic

  17. War and genocide are two different things. You can have one without the other. A war can be civil but genocide is always uncivil.

  18. With 1.5x speed it sounds normal

  19. Gizmomaster // 15th May 2018 at 7:04 pm // Reply

    You don’t have to see the other side as inhuman in order to kill them.

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