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The “Renewed Memory Rwanda” project Season 2 which will use animated and short video stories to tell and keep memories of the Genocide against Tutsi, has called for students interested to be part of the cast to send their applications.

The project which is a multi-institution project involving, the Organisation of Rwandan Alumni of Genocide Survivor Students’ Association (GAERG) and an Israel-based organization, Renewed Memory, and Mount Kigali University started the project in 2021 to document and share testimonies of genocide survivors.

The project targets students in the Media department who have an interest in Film making and scripting. According to Renewed Memory Chairman Pini Snir, the project will take six months from October 2022 to April 2023. The videos will be shared via social media and will be expected to achieve different goals.

“These include telling and reliving forgotten stories of genocide survivors and witnesses; connecting the youth to the memories and their implications, raising awareness among youths, and creating a digital archive of videos for educational and research purposes.” Says Pini.
Season 1 involved 24 selected students from Mount Kigali University-Rwanda from the department of Mass Media

Unlike season 1 which involved 24 students, Season 2 targets 40 students. The students will be prepared, to write and produce videos that will be shared on different social media platforms.

GAERG has highlighted the importance of the video documentation as contributing to the organization’s efforts to keep genocide memory alive.