Change of perspective - children photograph their Iraq
In recent years, we have received images of destruction from Iraq, especially from the areas formerly controlled by IS. The need for physical reconstruction is enormous. With the exhibition "Change of Perspective" the focus is put on the particularly affected population and their perspectives. The everyday life of young people during the reconstruction of their home region Ninewa in Iraq is the focus of the exhibition.
In the Berlin Station showroom the ten-day exhibition "Change of Perspective" will present the results of a photography workshop. The workshop was conducted by photographer and social worker Sebastian Backhaus in collaboration with 'Un Ponte Per' with children from different parts of Hamdaniyah, Northern Iraq, in 2019.
Here, the participating children were taught essential skills of photography so that they could visualize their living conditions and wishes for their own future. The pictures, including the captions developed by the participants, make the importance of promoting the perspectives of young people in such crisis areas particularly clear.
After the end of the fighting, armed conflicts leave behind divided societies as well as destroyed infrastructure. In order to create long-term peace, buildings must be constructed and social cohesion restored at the same time.
Young people play a crucial role in this. They will shape their homeland in the future. Supporting them and strengthening their economic participation makes an important and long-term contribution to sustainable peacebuilding.
The event on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), highlights BMZ's achievements in supporting young people in crisis contexts. The great commitment of German development cooperation (DC) and its partners on the ground gives courage that together we can overcome the challenges in such crisis contexts.
Film evening with Al Film
on 29 June 2022, 7:00 p.m.
Film screening and discussion with the director and possibly the actors
on 02 July 2022, from 17:00 hrs.
Workshop discussions, live music and kebap barbecue