Genocide: Worse Than War
Author and Harvard political-science professor Daniel Goldhagen wants us to step back from the news headlines and reassess a breed of world strife that our minds have too easily defined. It's easy to understand war -- a faction on one side, a faction on the other, but genocide is a more amorphous breed of violence, often mercurial, never tolerant, and difficult to diagnose and cure. Worse Than War grapples with Holocaust-like episodes on the most macro level, interviewing mass murderers from Rwanda, politicians from Bosnia, his father, a Ukrainian survivor of the Holocaust, and former President José Efraín Ríos Mont, who presided over Guatemala during the Mayan genocide of the 1980s. This documentary will make your stomach turn... and it should.