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Hate radio

La banalité du mal

Milo Rau

Présenté par La Comédie

Very few shows have as much of an impact as this one. A powerful reconstruction of the programmes broadcast by Radio Mille Collines, which played a central role in the propagation of the Rwandan genocide in 1994, Hate Radio has had a lasting impact on its audience, since its creation in 2013. In a recording studio in Kigali, DJs, journalists and presenters encourage their listeners to go out and murder their neighbours. Despite the shocking content, these messages are broadcast in a light-hearted tone, between two excerpts of Congolese rumba music and a Mireille Mathieu song. Based on real recordings, gathered from listening to thousands of hours of programmes, Hate Radio captures the sense of the appalling banality of evil, without delivering judgment. A show as shocking as it is sobering, created by Swiss playwright and author Milo Rau.