“THE WAR AS I SEE IT”
International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)
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In 2015, ICTJ organised a youth photo contest to raise awareness about the importance of truth seeking and truth telling about people’s experiences of the war and post-war violence. The photo contest, titled, “THE WAR AS I SEE IT”, is aimed at young people in Lebanon, to encourage them to explore how they understand the war, as part of the past and the present. Participants aged 15 to 25 were invited to submit a photo of an object, landscape, portrait, or site that in their opinion represents, or speaks to, the Lebanese civil war, along with a description and a short biography. The winning photographs were part of a traveling exhibition (Beirut, Deir el Qamar) intended to spark collective reflection on the images, their meaning and the truth seeking about the war.
Truth-seeking and right to know
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