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Newsletter February 2024

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Dear readers,

Our February was filled with events and our stage was duly inaugurated with the theater performance of "Beyond the Shame". We are looking forward to March and are already preparing for the 30-year commemoration of the genocide against the Tutsi, which begins in April.

We also warmly welcome our new intern Alice Uzayisenga at the beginning of March, who will support us in the culture department until the end of July. 

Our last project of the "Call for Application" 2023 will be finalised this month and we are excited to announce that it will go into a new round! Follow us on our social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, X) and check out our website to make sure you don't miss the call for applications. 

It's also worth taking a look at the Goethe-Institut's International Co-Production Fund (Deadline: 1st of September) call for Applications as well as the Goethe-Talents Scholarship 2024 (Deadline: 02. of April). 

Best regards,
The Goethe-Team

Language department

Exams Term 1

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Our language department

For external students that want to write an exam with us, we would like to already mark the registration period from 25th-29th March.
Furthermore, we will publish the updated course and exam dates and prices for this year in the coming weeks and also hand out new flyers.

It is also interesting to note that the DAAD will be providing information about scholarships and studying in Germany on 9 March in Kigali. From 9 am to 5 pm, interested individuals can pass by the Ubumwe Grand Hotel in Kiyovu and talk to representatives.

Upcoming Events

Dokcumentary Screening Colonial Intersections

© Goethe-Institut Kigali

"Rien ne vous oblige a faire de ma peine une chanson" Theater

Linda Maroy is a versatile actress from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) active in poetry, playwriting and acting.
Her debut play "Rien ne vous oblige à faire de ma peine une chanson" will be performed at our institute one week after International Womens' Day. It deals with the topic of gender-based and sexualized violence in the educational system in the DRC. 
Film workshop for Rwandan and German teenagers

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Documentary Screening Colonial Intersections

The German-Rwandan youth exchange project deals with the intersection of various topics with colonialism. The film shown was produced by the students and shows the results of the workshops.

The group of young Germans and Rwandans will explore what images existed in relation to dealing with the environment and the climate crisis as well as mental health before colonization and how these have changed as a result of colonization.
Urban Bodies Film Screening

© Dolph Banza

Film-Screening "Urban Bodies Rwanda"

Following the great success of Yolanda Guiterrez's "Urban Bodies" project in Kigali, the film of it is now being shown in the Kandt House. Urban Bodies was a decolonized dance and theatre tour through Kigali's first colonial building, the Kandt House. As part of the "Colonial Intersections" project, the project will be taken up and discussed by the audience and the curators.

Past events

"Beyond the Shame" - Theater play

© Christelle Aras

"Beyond the Shame" Theater play

The premiere of the theatre performance of "Beyond the Shame" was a whole success. We would like to thank Khald Steve and his team for their outstanding acting and for answering questions from the audience afterwards.
The play tells the story of addiction in a personalised way and describes the conflicts that arise within families because of it.
Konstantin Dupelius and Bernice the Bell performing

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Konstantin Dupelius: Knowledge

Konstantin Dupelius played his debut album "Knowledge" an our stage with the invitation that the audience could close their eyes and just feel the music. With influences from West Africa and the Balkans, he managed to lead the audience through an emotional up and down. The audience felt energized and amazed by this incredible one-person show. We would also like to praise Bernice the Bell and her band for opening the evening.
Max Prosa singing on our stage

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Max Prosa in Kigali

The German Singer-Songwriter Max Prosa played his first concert in Africa at our institute. He enthralled our diverse audience with his voice and his poetry. We are delighted to have organised a German-language event again after a long time and are even more happy that some of our German students were able to benefit from the evening as well.
Ella Rings performing at Mabara Meza Festival

© Mabara Meza/ Goethe-Institut Kigali

Mabara Meza Festival

Mabara Meza is a festival of diverse art forms organised by the Goethe-Institut Rwanda and Maison Inkindi. Two days full of different music acts and theatre at Mundi-Center were followed by the opening of the exhibition at Goethe-Institut. The "Nyuburura" ("Offer me another Life") exhibition is open until 8 March and will close with a musical event on International Women's Day.
"Tales of Beauty" Exhibtion Opening

© Kevin Rutabayiro

"Tales of Beauty" Ausstellung

Filmmaker Myriam Birara presented "Tales of Beauty", her first solo art exhibition at L'Atelier Academy. The theme was the representation of beauty and beauty standards among African women. During the panel discussion at the end of the exhibition, this was discussed in a Rwandan and international context and we would like to thank the audience for the stimulating discussions.