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Sport Meetings of the photography of Arles: Hubert Vedrine must set up the presidency

12:55  19 june  2021
12:55  19 june  2021 Source:   liberation.fr

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Hubert Védrine lors de l'ouverture des Rencontres de la photographie, en 2017. © Bertrand Langlois Hubert Vedrine during the opening of the photography meetings, in 2017.

International meetings of the photography of Arles open this year on July 4th, when Rwandans commemorate for twenty-seven years the end of the genocide in which a million Tutsis were exterminated in a hundred days, between April and July 1994. the report Duclert on This tragedy has come to confirm the work of many journalists and historians. Yes, France had "heavy and overwhelming" responsibilities in this crime committed in Africa, which the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, recently recognized Kigali: "France has a role, a story and Political responsibility in Rwanda ", it remained " de facto alongside a genocidal regime ". After having long denied the responsibilities of the Elysee, of which he was the Secretary General, Hubert Védrine - today Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Meetings of the Photography of Arles - denounces now in the extreme press Right (1) The intellectuals and the media who did their work on Rwanda: "Ah if the newspapers were kept as before, it would not last a minute." Its remarks, like other previously, are inadmissible. The international meetings of the photography of Arles invite this summer, in a commendable effort, several African photographers after an absence noticed at their fiftieth anniversary (2). On behalf of the memory of the victims of the genocide of the Tutsis of Rwanda, and so that the reputation of this event is not tainted by the presence of a president now disqualified, so also to allow the international meetings of the photography of Arles. Continue for a serene dialogue with the African continent, we ask Mr. Hubert Védrine to set up the presidency of international meetings of Arles.

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1) Elements, N ° 190, June-July 2021

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The world, May 10, 2019

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