DARFUR/DARFUR: An Internationally Touring Multimedia Exhibit
October 15, 2009 – Boston International is excited to co-sponsor the traveling DARFUR/DARFUR exhibit with the MIT Center for International Studies.
The event commences in the Kirsch Auditorium with a panel discussion featuring Robert Rotberg, Director, Belfer Center’s Program on Intrastate Conflict and Conflict Resolution, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government; Susannah Sirkin, Deputy Director, Physicians for Human Rights; and Marcus Bleasdale, a photojournalist and member of the DARFUR/DARFUR team. The event concludes in the MIT Stata Center with the DARFUR/DARFUR exhibit and reception.
DARFUR/DARFUR is a traveling exhibit of digitally-projected images that provide visual education about the richly multi-cultural region while exposing the horrors of the ongoing humanitarian crisis. The exhibit is a product of Art Works Projects and curated by Leslie Thomas, founding director of Art Works Projects.
Photographers include former U.S. Marine Brian Steidle and photojournalists Lynsey Addario, Mark Brecke, Helene Caux, Ron Haviv, Paolo Pellegrin, James Nachtwey, Ryan Spencer Reed, and Michal Safdie edited by Matthew Jacob and accompanied by Sudanese inspired music.
Logistics and RSVP
Thursday, October 15
MIT Stata Center
32 Vassar Street
7:00pm – Discussion – Kirsch Auditorium
8:00pm – Exhibit – MIT Stata Center
There is no charge for this event for Boston International members.
Please register using the form above. If you have trouble with the form, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More About the Exhibit
Each installation is a unique project with the interaction between the over 150 images from the projections and the surrounding architecture, screens, and neighborhoods. Live performances by such musicians as cellist Yo-Yo Ma have accompanied the exhibition’s images and partnerships with the Save Darfur Coalition, Human Rights Watch, Oxfam, American Refugee Committee, and other humanitarian and advocacy groups have allowed many viewers to become directly involved with action to end the crisis.
For more information and for a preview of the photographs, visit www.darfurdarfur.org.
We would like to extend our warmest thanks to our co-sponsors, the MIT Center for International Studies. Thanks also to the additional sponsors, including: MIT Amnesty International, MIT Program on Human Rights & Justice, and Physicians for Human Rights. The exhibit was funded in part by the Council for the Arts at MIT.