The photo-documentary exhibition expands upon two ethnicities presiding in southern Russia – the Yazidi and the Batum Kurds (Kurmanji).

The photographer examines how the Yazidi and Kurds are holding on to their identity and interacting with other ethnicities.

The photographer’s goal is not so much to surprise the viewers with the exotic realities of the lives of the Yazidi and Kurds, as to show from within what it means to be the other, a person from a different religion and culture appearing to onlookers as enigmas and incomprehensible.

A few photographs from the exhibit may be viewed on HRC Memorial’s site: http://www.memo.ru/2010/02/24/ivk.htm.

On March 1st at 7:00 pm the opening of the exhibition will take place including a presentation of the photo book The Uprooted.

On March 3rd at 7:00 pm "The Lost People: the Yazidi and the Kurmanji," the opening lecture will take place as a part of the exhibition.

Entrance to the exhibition and opening lecture is free.
Organizers: International Network – Youth Human Rights Movement, Human Rights Center Memorial, the Museum and Public Center A. D. Sakharov, and Krasnodar Krai Civic Organization ETHnICS.
Informational partner: Liberty.su.
Informational approval: Photodepartment (Spb).

The exhibition and lecture are part of the project "Civic Organization in Service of Society: Youth Action against Racism, Nationalism and Xenophobia, for Human Rights and Inter-cultural Dialogue," supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in conjunction with the program MATRA.
Address of the Museum A.D. Sakharov:
Moscow, Zemlyany Val ul. d 57 str 6
Nearest Metros Kurskaya, Chkalovckay, Taganskaya
(495) 623 4401, 623 4420
http://www.sakharov-museum.ru

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