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Meteor: Dorothee Munyaneza: Unwanted

  • Nøstegaten 119, Bergen
  • 55 23 22 35
  • October 25, 2017 - October 26, 2017
  • (2 Upcoming Dates)
Overview

During the summer of 1994, from mid-April until mid-July, half a million cases of rape took place in Rwanda during the 100-day massacre. Nearly all of the Tutsi women who survived the genocide were raped. Sexual violence was used as a weapon of war. The Hutu militia kept sex slaves, and hospitalized male AIDS patients were instructed to commit rape. Between 2000 and 5000 children were the result of these rapes.

 

Undesirable children were born reminding their mothers of the crime that shattered them Children disowned by their mothers, their families, the society Unwanted.

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I want to talk about those! Children of torturers and of victims. Children often targeted for the crimes of their fathers. Children targeted, for their mothers chose to let them live. Children who fight in order to stay alive. I met them. Always the same question: have you accepted yourself?

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My body is their battlefield They struggled with my insides Deposited bombs One exploded nine months later And left my aching heart in pieces I did not want it I hated it as much as I hated myself Unwanted

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I want to share their testimonies, I want to sing their sorrows and hopes, I want to dance their lives, their scars, their marks, for they leave some behind. We can not remain indifferent.

Unwanted consists of song, dance, and theatre. Dorothée, who wrote and performed several of the songs in the movie Hotel Rwanda, presents a powerful choir of female voices accompanied by composer Alain Mahé from Theatre du Radeau.

- from www.bit-teatergarasjen.no

  • Last Updated: 10/12/2017
  • Source: Bergen Reiselivslag
Dates

Wed, October 25, 2017 7:30 PM

Thu, October 26, 2017 7:30 PM

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