DigiTales across Borders
Tales have the power to connect people
Tales are a significant intangible cultural heritage at risk of loss. They point to collective identities and are strongly community-building on the level of civil society. The reference to narratives, which continue to point to a shared culture despite the experiences and ongoing conflicts, is crucially important for the peaceful progress of a region where more than half of its population is less than twenty years old.
The project “DigiTales across Borders” picks up on this challenge. The dialogue with the poetry pens leads to a re-actualization of the fairy tales in the contemporary form of Spoken Word, which has regional importance as a mouthpiece for youth and constitutes the main stage for their socio-cultural engagement.
The project is divided into three phases: workshop, digital video clip production in Africa and Europe, and the final digital-analogue performance with shared-screen videos. In all three phases, the project will be jointly developed by the partners Goethe-Institut Kigali, Institut Francais Kigali and Goma / Bukavu (DRC), Yolé! Africa (Goma, DRC) and Rwanda Arts Initiative (Kigali, Rwanda).
The project is funded by the fond culturel franco-allemand.