What is to be done?

UMAM Documentation and Research (UMAM D&R)
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Between 2008 and 2009, UMAM Documentation and Research (UMAM D&R) organized an event under the title ‘What is to be Done?’ which included a series of film screenings, workshops and exhibitions, most notably ‘The Missing’ exhibition, on which a publication was produced. It was conducted at UNESCO in Beirut and involved the collection of hundreds of photos of missing individuals, each associated with a name, the date of birth, and the year he/she disappeared. The exhibition was presented across the country and targeted the mass in general. During the process, researchers of UMAM D&R conducted interviews with many families of the missing and disappeared. Later, this database was handed over to the ICRC who initiated a process of database collection of the missing. The event also included 'The Memorials' exhibition and a series of film screenings under the title ‘Confronting Memories,’ which were used to prompt debate and discussion, most notably discussions between Amal Movement and Palestinians about the war of the camps.
Overall Objective: 
Truth-seeking and right to know
Initiative's Approach: 
Cultural Production
Type of Activity: 
Public forums
Target Group: 
Victim Groups
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