About the Collection

The Preventing Genocide collection contains the final documentary produced by David Hamburg and his son Eric Hamburg, as well as twenty-nine videotaped interviews with world leaders in the prevention of mass violence, which were used as source material for the film. Several cuts of the documentary are available for viewing.

Hamburg approached the documentary project with the intention to compile an archive of resources for use primarily by college and university students, as well as the general public. Upon completion of the documentary in 2009, Hamburg donated the collection to the Stanford University Libraries, and the web site was published later in the same year.