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Transitions at the Congo International Film Festival

July 7 - July 15

Free
Transitions | Photography: Martin Lukongo

ART WORKS Projects is pleased announce the exhibition of Transitions at the Congo International Film Festival in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo from July 7 – 15, 2018.

 

CONGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PRESS RELEASE

 

Transitions is a four-part international exhibition and cultural exchange between creative teams from Bogotá, Colombia; Chicago, Illinois; Goma, the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina to co-curate a photography exhibition highlighting national journeys of transitional justice in post-conflict environments.

Through collaboration, community conversations, and workshops, the four teams of curators and photographers reflect upon the experiences of each country’s evolution from war to peace, alongside the lessons learned by their colleagues and audiences. This project considers multiple aspects of post-conflict society and challenges and successes at varying stages of transitional justice, from across the centuries to recently established zones of fragile peace.

Partners: 
Bosnia and Herzegovina:
The Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC)
WARM Foundation
Photography by Midhat Poturovic

Colombia:
Centro De Memoria Histórica
Photography by Juan Arredondo

Democratic Republic of the Congo:
Yolé!Africa
Photography by Martin Lukongo

United States:
Art Works Projects
Photography by Sophia Nahli Allison

Major funding for Transitions is provided through the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation International Connections Fund.

 

Photo: Martin Lukongo, Goma, 2016.  A young female student listens to instruction at the Complexe Scolaire Benevolence, a private school founded with the goal of strengthening Congolese development through increasing general and administrative education. After decades of underinvestment in education, the government announced plans in 2010 to make all primary education free. Despite this commitment, and support from a coalition of international development organizations, school fees are still a barrier for many families and a large percentage of children do not attend school, especially in conflict-impacted zones. 

 

Details

Start:
July 7
End:
July 15
Cost:
Free

Organizer

ART WORKS Projects

Venue

Goma, DRC
Goma, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The + Google Map
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/CongoIFF