Hate Radio comes to Maputo from performances in South Africa.
This play is a re-enactment of the hate broadcasting by RTML (Radio Television Libre des Milles Collines) during the three months of the Rwanda genocide in 1994. The broadcasts of the presenters – three Hutu extremists and the white Italian-Belgian Georges Ruggio – became required listening for both the Hutu militia and Tutsis (Hutus to find out where to attack next and Tutsi to be able to avoid potential massacres). The hate and the violence instigated by the RTML show was largely responsible for the deaths of an estimated one million people.
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