Prosper Ishimwe, 28, is a Rwandan genocide survivor. He's currently seeking asylum in the United States. He tells his story, the whole story, for the very first time to Jake.
The inciting incident, the propaganda and politics, fleeing from his home during a night time raid, seeing his mother for the last time, running from gun fire, scaling dead bodies, crossing rivers at night and the execution of his grandfather and cousin point blank in front of him. All before his 9th birthday.
And: the love, humanity and healing that comes when one has the opportunity to share their story. For the very first time.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Producers include Michael Howard Nathanson and Max Mogensen. Associate Producers Kodi Seaton, James Mccrae and Topher Keene (c) 2015 JAKE INC All Rights Reserved