Remembering the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda 25 Years On

Remembering the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda 25 Years On


Event date: Thursday 16 May 2019, 14:00 – 19:00
Location: KASKcinema, Godshuizenlaan 4, 9000 Gent

The year 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Since 1994, important work has been undertaken in Rwanda and across the diaspora in order to preserve the memory of the genocide and give voice to the survivors. This work of remembrance is increasingly important today, as it seeks to engage a large young population and combat rising levels of genocide denial worldwide. Communities are fighting to raise awareness about what happened and are grappling with the impact of the legacy of the genocide on the younger generations.

This workshop will bring together academics, community members, and creative practitioners to explore different forms of commemoration and the intergenerational transmission of trauma. It will include a number of short presentations and a round-table discussion, and will conclude with the screening of Piotr Cieplak’s documentary The Faces We Lost.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Richard Benda (Research Fellow, Luther King House, University of Manchester)
  • Dr Piotr Cieplak (filmmaker; Lecturer in Filmmaking, University of Sussex)
  • Dr Catherine Gilbert (Marie Curie Research Fellow, Ghent University)
  • Félicité Lyamukuru (President, Ibuka Mémoire et Justice Belgique)
  • Déo Mazina (Réseau Scientifique International de Recherche et d’Information (RESIR))
  • Chantal Nduhungirehe (writer)
  • Laura Nsengiyumva (artist)
  • Dr Caroline Williamson Sinalo (Lecturer in World Languages, University College Cork)

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