The Deluge


The Deluge is a film in progress, undertaken to reveal the truth about invasions, insurgencies, and civil wars that have engulfed the Great Lakes Region of Africa, most of all Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, for the past 30 years. 

Western media has ignored, misconstrued, and/or told more outright lies about these conflicts during the last three decades, and the consequence of the Great Lakes Region has been catastrophic: a million or more dead in Uganda, a million or more in Rwanda, 300,000 in Burundi and then millions more in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

Three, five, six, eight, or ten million more in DR Congo?  No one really knows because the only serious epidemiological study, published in January 2008, concluded that 5.4 million had died of the Congo Wars and conflict between 1998 and December 2007, and that 45,000 were still dying every month. The report said that two thirds of these,  many of them children, were dying of starvation or easily curable diseases in refugee camps that NGOs were unable to reach with basic medical services. 

This film begins with the Rwandan Patriotic Army’s invasions of Rwanda from Uganda starting in 1990, which led to the tragic massacres of 1994.  All the films and television documentaries produced to date have treated this as a simple tale of good and evil, which took place within a period of 100 days, rather than as a complex historical event, with the geopolitical and resource imperatives of the world’s major powers at its root. As Rwandan President Paul Kagame himself said in 2009, "Genocide in Rwanda -- the causes of it are not Rwandan, are not African. The genocide has its roots somewhere else."

And, as Paul Rusesabagina, the real life hero whose book was simplified into the film Hotel Rwanda has said, “Behind each and every dictatorship in Africa, and in developing countries, there is always a Western superpower which is manipulating what is going on on the ground.”

The film will expose Rwanda President Paul Kagame’s harsh Tutsi dictatorship and ask why Rwanda is nevertheless touted as a model of development by the US, the UN and Great Britain.

This film cannot be made without the support of individual donors, because of the crimes and realities it exposes. The filmmakers have made it clear that they will not compromise when it comes to examining the record of what really happened in Rwanda and the wider region, and posing the uncomfortable questions about who was involved behind the scenes. For this reason, the film won't be backed by the BBC, PBS or any of the official news outlets in England or the USA.

For more information, and to follow the progress of this important work, see the film's official website, Donations can be made to the film using Paypal or a credit card from this site, or it is possible to send an email to: to inquire about how to make a wire transfer.