The International Institute of Political Murder/Milo Rau (CH/D): Hate Radio

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In French and Rwandan with Hungarian and English surtitles.

Can words kill? Can a radio broadcast fuel massacres? How susceptible are we to media manipulation?

Rwanda, 1994. A radio broadcast kindles the most brutal genocide since the end of the Cold War as Rwandan society is swept away by the idea of eradicating a minority in the name of peace and freedom. Twenty years on, a dramatist of the first rank set out to find out what really happened; now, he is staging a riveting production-documentary which seeks to explain the incomprehensible.
The award-winning Hate Radio from the ground-breaking writer and director, Milo Rau, has travelled from the Avignon Festival and the Theatertreffen, Berlin, to more than fifteen countries. The work examines the role played by Rwanda’s RTML (Radio-Télévision Libre des Mille Collines) during the genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda.

Hate Radio is a reconstruction of an RTLM broadcast and based on actual events. Milo Rau, a champion of the theatre of re-enactment, uses eyewitness accounts, studies, reports and archive material in his work. The production sheds light on the cynical machinations of the station’s journalists, the creators of a monstrous factory whose skillful racist propaganda would lay the foundations for the genocide in an advertising campaign that ran for months before the slaughter.
Professional actors who experienced the events at first hand play the radio presenters and speak into microphones; the audience, who take the place of their listeners, don earphones; a theatre of the real is set to begin.

CAST (live) Afazali Dewaele, Sébastien Foucault, Diogène Ntarindwa, Bwanga Pilipili; (video) Estelle Marion, Nancy Nkusi

HATE RADIO is a production by IIPM Berlin/Zürich with Migros-Kulturprozent Schweiz, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Hebbel am Ufer (HAU) Berlin, Schlachthaus Theater Bern, Beursschouwburg Brüssel, migros museum für gegenwartskunst Zürich, Kaserne Basel, Südpol Luzern, Verbrecher Verlag Berlin, Kigali Genocide Memorial, Centre and Ishyo Arts Centre Kigali.
Supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds (HKF), Migros-Kulturprozent Schweiz, Pro Helvetia - Schweizer Kulturstiftung, (Basel), Bildungs- und Kulturdepartement des Kantons Luzern, Amt für Kultur St. Gallen, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F. V. S., GGG Basel, Goethe-Institut Brüssel, Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, Brussels Airlines, Spacial Solutions, Commission Nationale de Lutte contre le Génocide (CNLG), Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED), Contact FM Kigali, IBUKA Rwanda (Dachorganisation der Opferverbände des Genozids in Rwanda) and the Hochschule der Künste Bern (HKB), Friede Springer Stiftung.

“Nekem az utóbbi évek egyik legcsodálatosabb színházi, illetve kulturális élménye volt”

" Izgatott, hogy a gyerekek hogyan vesznek fel egyes szerepeket és játszanak el jeleneteket a Dutroux-ügy különböző fejezeteiből."

"Milo Rau, mint minden nagy színházcsináló, nem állít és nem jelent ki, csupán megmutat, a többit ránk bízza." - Jászay Tamás

"Miután kilépek, furcsa, letargikus érzés kerít a hatalmába." -

"A Hate Radio az idő múlásával egyre aktuálisabb lesz." - Milo Rau

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