Baho (‘To live’)



WHEN: Opening Night 31/7 6:30PM, Opening Hours Wed-Sat | 31 Jul 2024 – 11 Aug 2024


VENUE: 107 Redfern

To tell these stories about overcoming adversity, Kumva & Kwibuka  are asking for your support to finance this important project. All donations are tax deductible and go directly to STARTTS (the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors) to help cover production expenses such as venue hire, materials, transportation, and more. Donate HERE

In 1994, over a million people were murdered in Rwanda during the Genocide Against the Tutsi. 30 years later, a Sydney-based group of survivors have formed the educational program "Kumva & Kwibuka - Listen and Remember" to raise awareness about the Genocide and its consequences. “Baho” (meaning “To live” in Kinyarwanda) is a multimedia exhibition showcasing these inspiring stories of triumph over trauma.

Evocative portraits and video interviews, traditional Rwandan artefacts, and a "propaganda machine" installation all work together to unfurl these individuals' stories, as well as an overarching narrative of resilience in the face of adversities such as media hate speech, seeking a better life, and the responsibility of being a survivor.

Martina Reyes is an emerging photographer and artist from Mexico, living in Melbourne. She focuses on capturing how culture shapes identity in the modern age.

Thinkerbell are an independent creative agency producing Measured Magic: the coming together of hardcore creativity and marketing sciences.

Photo credit: artist/photographer Martina Reyes and Thinkerbell