Milo RAU The Congo Tribunal

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The conflict and slaughter that has continued in Congo for over 20 years, since 1996, is described as a forgotten war with six million victims, the greatest number since World War II. Driving it all are mineral resources essential to the production of a certain product that we cannot do without. For this work, Rau asked people involved in the conflict to appear as themselves and created a play in the form of a mock trial, featuring the victimized local populace, multinational mining companies, provincial governors, the minister in charge of the police, the International Criminal Court in the Hague, lawyers from the region and militant groups. The voices of many witnesses overlap, revealing the truth about corruption, collusion, complicity, robbery, rape and mass killing. Two ministers were pardoned as a result of this ambitious fusion of theater and journalism.


  • Born 1977 in Bern, Switzerland
  • Based in Berlin, Germany
  • Photo: Thomas Mueller

The Swiss director and author Milo Rau (born 1977), artistic director of the NTGent beginning in the season 2018/19. Rau studied sociology, German and Romance languages and literature in Paris, Berlin and Zurich under Pierre Bourdieu and Tzvetan Todorov, among others. Since 2002, he has put out over 50 plays, films, books and actions. His productions have appeared at all of the major international festivals, including the Berlin Theatertreffen, the Festival d'Avignon, the Venice Biennale Teatro, the Wiener Festwochen and the Brussels Kunstenfestivaldesarts, and have toured more than 30 countries worldwide.


Sun,Sep 15,11:00


Aichi Arts Center Art Space A (12F)


Aichi Arts Center 12F
1-13-2 Higashisakura,Higashi-ku, Nagoya
461-8525 JAPAN


・5 minutes on foot from Sakae Station on the Higashiyama Subway Line or Meijo Subway Line.
・5 minutes on foot from Sakae-Machi Station on the Meitetsu Seto Line.