Heroes of Our Time: Rwandan Courage & Survival presents a history of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda and focuses on the situation in Rwanda today through the stories of four heroic survivors – Siméon Karamaga, Daphrose Mukangarambe, Cassien Mbanda and Ange Cendrine Mukayitesi.
Through personal testimony, imagery and film, the exhibition conveys the history of Rwanda, setting the context as to how the colonial years sowed the seeds for the genocide in which one million Tutsis, and a number of moderate Hutus, were killed in 100 days.
The exhibition also focuses on the need to ensure that the voices of survivors are listened to and heard, memory is kept alive, victims of the genocide are never forgotten and survivors of the genocide are supported. Heroes of Our Time tells the stories of the survivors and their call for the international community to do more to deliver justice.
There are a series of accompanying filmed testimonies that accompany the exhibition which can be viewed on youtube.
The exhibition was first presented at the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) in 2005, and a revised version was presented at the London School of Economics (LSE) in December 2009.