For Pinchas Gutter, visiting his homeland is a haunting reminder of the family he lost and the life he might have lived. He returns one last time to say goodbye and capture his personal saga in virtual reality for future generations.
Based at USC Dornsife, USC Shoah Foundation — The Institute for Visual History and Education develops technology that allows audiences to interact with the recorded image of a genocide survivor.
The actor and director’s efforts to raise awareness of genocide victims, including in Darfur, have earned him the Ambassador for Humanity Award.
Stephen D. Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education and adjunct professor of religion, has established USC as the international leader for comparative genocide research and education.
A Problems Without Passports course brings 11 USC Dornsife undergraduates to Rwanda to study the complex task of reconstruction in the wake of the 1994 genocide that claimed 800,000 victims.