The Few Who Stayed: Defying Genocide in Rwanda
Michael Montgomery and Stephen Smith


Weekend Edition Saturday, USA, 2004
TCF Winners
Africa, Community, Death, History, War
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Weaving together archival footage, new interviews and personal recordings, The Few Who Stayed: Defying Genocide in Rwanda presents a unique look at the Rwandan genocide of 1994.

Here is the story of a small group of people who stayed behind during the conflict and saved thousands of lives.

The Few Who Stayed: Defying Genocide in Rwandawon the Best Documentary: Bronze Award in the 2004 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. The documentary was produced for American RadioWorks.


Michael Montgomery has worked in national radio, television, and newspapers. He joined American RadioWorks as a correspondent in July, 1999. Prior to that, Montgomery was an associate producer at CBS Reports and 60 Minutes, where he covered national and international stories, including an extensive investigation into Mexican drug trafficking.

Montgomery was a Fulbright scholar in Belgrade from 1987 to 1989, researching Serbian nationalism. From 1989 to 1995, he was a Balkans correspondent for the London Daily Telegraph, covering the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the break up of Yugoslavia. Montgomery has received an Alfred E. Dupont-Columbia Gold Baton and Overseas Press Club Award.

Stephen Smith reports on wide range of international and domestic issues, including international human rights, science and health, race relations and American history. Documentary projects for All Things Considered and other programs have taken Smith to Asia, Europe, the Balkans, South Africa, Latin America and other destinations. He also reports on diverse social and cultural issues across the United States. Smith has received broadcast journalism's most prestigious honor, the 1999-2000 duPont-Columbia University Gold Baton, as well as many other national journalism awards.


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