"We Call It Love", a work advocating love and forgiveness

Participate in the Hyper-rencontres Africapitales at the Lavoir Moderne Parisien


#THÉÂTRE As part of the Hyper-rencontres Africapitales, discover the play "We Call It Love", written by the Senegalese author Felwine Sarr and produced by the Rwandan association Ishyo Arts Centre. In partnership with Rwanda Arts Initiative, this second edition explores the Rwandan contemporary scene in all its artistic forms. This strong and touching work looks back at the consequences and repercussions of the Tutsi genocide and follows the story of a mother who lost her son.

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"We Call It Love" is a closed-door encounter between a woman and the murderer of her son that poetically questions the concepts of justice, forgiveness and reconciliation. This work, full of humanity, is inspired by the true story of a woman who, in the aftermath of the genocide, found herself totally alone with the overflow of love she had for her family and who decided to give it to the one she thought needed it most: her son's murderer. 

This work was exclusively conceived from documentary research and interviews conducted by Carole Karemera as part of the "Arts & Memory" project, on the theme of the memory of genocide and the transmission of this memory to future generations. By revisiting this memory with optimism, the Ishyo team hopes to fight against oblivion and to reveal the incredible capacity for transformation and faith in man that is in each of us.

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Practice info:

Friday March 24th at 8pm
Lavoir Moderne Parisien
35 rue Léon
75018 Paris

A reservation is valid for 1 person. 

Your name will be written on a list at the entrance of the event. 

Photo © Jean-Louis Fernandez

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