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Film screening and artist talk: In my dreams I want to become a tourist

The Rwandan government closes all orphanages because they do not fit the new (economic) status the country aspires. The children are better off with their own family or a foster family, is their argument. Photographer Anaïs López, journalist Paulien Bakker and filmmaker Anisleidy Martínez followed the brothers Hirwa (13) and Jean-Cloude (11) as they went back to their mother Fareeda. Fareeda is 27 years old and too poor to care for them. Still, she is forced to take the boys in. The brothers begin laboriously to a new life in her small cabin with single bed. Will they make it together? The 24-minute film is the heart of the exhibition […]

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Filmvertoning en artist talk: In my dreams I want to become a tourist

De Rwandese regering sluit alle weeshuizen, omdat deze niet passen bij de nieuwe (economische) status die het land ambieert. De kinderen zijn beter af bij eigen familie of in een pleeggezin, is het argument. Fotografe Anaïs Lopéz, journaliste Paulien Bakker en filmmaker Anisleidy Martínez volgden de broers Hirwa (13) en Jean-Cloude (11) die terug moeten naar hun moeder Fareeda. Fareeda is 27 jaar en te arm om voor hen te zorgen. Toch wordt ze gedwongen om de jongens terug te nemen. De broertjes beginnen moeizaam aan een nieuw bestaan in haar kleine hut met eenpersoonsbed. Zullen ze het redden samen? De 24-minuten durende film is het hart van de tentoonstelling […]

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Wat is er gebeurd met de wezen?

Lees hier onze verhalen: http://www.nrc.nl/next/2015/12/29/weg-uit-het-weeshuis-1573434 en:

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What happened to the orphans?

Read our stories on Al Jazeera http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2015/12/closure-rwanda-genocide-orphanages-exacts-heavy-toll-151215114710827.html Narratively The Grandchildren of Genocide    

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Great news: goal photo auction is reached!

Great news: we’ve reached our goals for the photo auction! It’s amazing. More news will follow soon, we’re still adding up the numbers. For now: it seems the system got overheated – so many bids, so many emails to send (yes we’re smiling!). It has been sending a few too many. People have been receiving up to 13 emails congratulating them with winning one bid. Apologies for that, we’re working on it. We are very happy with your contribution, but indeed, no need to shout it into your ear… Thank you to everybody for your contribution!

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80 photographers provide work for orphans in Rwanda

Some 80 photographers have given a picture from their own collections away to help orphans in Rwanda go to school. The photographers participating include Diana Blok, Vincent Mentzel, Eddy Posthuma de Boer, Laura Samson, Marieke van der Velden, Rob Hornstra, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Geert van Kesteren, Carel van Hees and Carla Kogelman (who won first prize at the World Press Photo exhibition last year). Among the selection are beautiful, poignant, historical, current, and award-winning photographs. The minimum prize is € 100,-. Rwanda is closing all its orphanages. The children have had to return to families. But a pilot study by Tulane University revealed that half of the children who had returned […]

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80 fotografen doneren voor online fotoveiling

Tachtig bekende fotografen geven een foto uit hun eigen collectie weg om weeskinderen in Rwanda naar school te helpen. De fotografen die meedoen zijn onder meer Diana Blok, Vincent Mentzel, Eddy Posthuma de Boer, Laura Samsom, Marieke van der Velden, Rob Hornstra, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Geert van Kesteren, Carel van Hees en Carla Kogelman. Er zitten prachtige, ontroerende, historische, actuele en bekroonde foto’s bij. De foto’s gaan vanaf € 100,-. Rwanda sluit al haar weeshuizen. Ze wil geen ontwikkelingsland meer zijn en stuurt de kinderen terug naar gezinnen. Tot nu toe woonden ze in door hulporganisaties opgezette weeshuizen. De helft van de kinderen die in een pilot terugkeerde, gaat geregeld met […]

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Did you just….?!

Photo taken by the “last orphans” of Rwanda.
“Did you just fart?” Foto tomada por los “últimos huérfanos” de Ruanda.
“¿Te tiraste un pedo? @paulienbakker @missie_lopez @aniscuba

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What relaxes me

Photo taken by the “last orphans” of Rwanda.
“I took pictures of football and when doing different kinds of sports, also pushups. I feel happy when I play sports. It relaxes me. I like to be surrounded by other kids. When I’m with many kids I feel better than when I’m alone.” Emmanwel Tuyisenge (15). Foto tomada por los “últimos huérfanos” de Ruanda.
“Tomé fotos del fútbol y de otros tipos de actividades deportivas, también haciendo barra. Practicar deportes me hace feliz, me relaja. Me gusta estar rodeado por los otros niños. Cuando estoy entre muchos amigos me siento mejor que estando solo.” Emmanwel Tuyisenge (15).
https://www.onepercentclub.com/en/#!/projects/country-without-orphans @1percentclub @paulienbakker @aniscuba @missie_lopez

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Mama Mado and Gakuru

Photo taken by the ” last orphans” of Rwanda.
Solomon Gakuru likes showing off the knitting work of the mother (the woman who takes care of them at the orphanage). Foto tomada por los “últimos huérfanos” de Rwanda.
A Salomón Gakuru le gusta mostrar lo que teje la madre (la señora que los cuida en el orfanato).
https://www.onepercentclub.com/en/#!/projects/country-without-orphans @1percentclub @paulienbakker @missie_lopez @aniscuba

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