Jews For The Preservation of Firearms Ownership, Inc.
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Hartford, WI 53027
Phone (800) 869-1884
Fax (425) 451-3959
February 4, 2003
Urgently Needed: Photos or Footage of Rwanda
JPFO has members and supporters around the globe. Perhaps one of you can help us find some crucial images for the video documentary "Innocents Betrayed" (which shows the connection between genocide and "gun control" around the world).
We're looking specifically for photos or video footage of the country of Rwanda.
We need these images -- suddenly and urgently -- because an existing source has withdrawn their photos.
Here's the story: "Innocents Betrayed" features a segment on the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s. We had obtained photos from a number of commercial, government, and humanitarian sources in the U.S. and in Africa. Then -- just as we were about to go into production on that segment -- one of our sources refused to license our use of their photographs, saying:
"Your website ... clearly states your main objective as the 'preservation of firearm ownership.' For this reason, I cannot provide the images you've requested nor can I sanction the use of any ... images in your possession."
Although this abrupt refusal left us with a gaping hole covering about 20 percent of the Rwanda segment, we will not let this refusal stop us from telling the complete story of this or any other genocide.
What we particularly need are photos of the the country and the Rwandan people, including images of refugees from the genocide, life in Rwandan towns and villages, etc. (We have photos of the actual genocide, though we can always use others.)
We have obtained photos from commercial sources in the U.S. and in Africa, so what we're looking for now are images that private parties or little-known groups might have in their files. Do you know someone who was a missionary in Rwanda? Or were you there on business and did you take photos during your trip? Perhaps you've got a friend in Rwanda who takes pictures? If so, please contact us at
We will pay a negotiated fee for the use of the photos.
The Liberty Crew
http://www.jpfo.org/ib.htm for more information on our documentary film "Innocents Betrayed"
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