In september 2008 I saw a huge flood of refugees in Congo in a news report. The refugees fled for the murders and rapes in their villages. Halfway this news item I switched to a movie. Later, I realized how easy it is to ignore tragic news items and how often we close our eyes for tragic incidents elsewhere.

With the book ‘The News Reports from Congo’ I wanted to make people more aware of the current situation in Congo and above all, make them aware of their own behaviour towards incidents like these. Cruelties should, in my opinion, not only shock us when happening in our own surroundings.

year: 2008