Milo Rau / International Institute of Political Murder / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Milo Rau / International Institute of Political Murder

Hate Radio

13-15 ΜΑΥ 2015
Main Stage
Can words kill? Can a radio broadcast fuel massacres?
15 € | Concs 10 €
Unemployed 5 €
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 Ruanda.
Can words kill? Can a radio broadcast fuel massacres? How susceptible are we to media manipulation?
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.


With surtitles in English and in Greek.

Text & Direction: Milo Rau
Dramaturgy & Conceptual Management: Jens Dietrich
Set & Costume Design: Anton Lukas
Video: Marcel Bächtiger
Sound: Jens Baudisch
Cast: (live) Afazali Dewaele, Sébastien Foucault, Diogène Ntarindwa,
Bwanga Pilipili; (video) Estelle Marion, Nancy Nkusi
Assistant Director: Mascha Euchner-Martinez
Production Management & Dramaturgy: Milena Kipfmüller
Documentation: Lennart Laberenz (Film), Daniel Seiffert (Photography)
Light design of the video in Brussels: Abdeltife Mouhssin
Public Relations: Yven Augustin
Scientific Collaboration: Eva-Maria Bertschy
Corporate Design: Nina Wolters
Web Design: Jonas Weissbrodt
Academic Counselling: Marie-Soleil Frère, Assumpta Mugiraneza & Simone Schlindwein
Casting (Brussels/Geneva): Sebastiâo Tadzio
Casting (Kigali): Didacienne Nibagwire

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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 (Supporting Survivors of the Rwandan Genocide) and the Hochschule der Künste Bern (HKB), Friede Springer Stiftung.

14 May 2015

Main Stage
Free admission


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