Stories of Hope look at Rwanda genocide

Stories of Hope, the concluding exhibit in the Vermont Folklife Center's 2010 Community Exhibitions Program will be on display through May 15 at the Vision and Voice Documentary Workspace.

Created by area high school students who have participated in the school's Rwanda Program, the exhibit features photography, artwork, writing, and audio slide shows that tell first-hand stories about everyday life in post-genocide Rwanda.

"Stories of Hope" is a showcase for multimedia work created by students. From the raucous Kigali preschool where students taught English, to solemn genocide sites and forward-looking coffee cooperatives, the exhibit reflects the diversity of students' personal journeys as they began to understand the world from utterly new perspectives.

The Vision and Voice Documentary Workspace is a program of the Vermont Folklife Center, which is located at 88 Main St. in Middlebury. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about this and other Vermont Folklife Center programs visit the center's website at www.vermontfolklifecenter.org or call 388-4964.

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