HOW TO SEE A REFUGEE

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HOW TO SEE A REFUGEE

Roza AL

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On Friday November 18th the Newseum in Washington D.C. will open its doors to a new exhibit on the ongoing story of human refugees. A refugee is a human brother or sister looking for love.

How do you see a refugee?

Life doesn’t stop – No matter who you are

All colors are one in the human rainbow

All religion is human

All people love and live

All people can build love

Love always gives life – Hate always kills life

Love pulls us together Hate pushes us apart

Love welcomes – Hate rejects

Love is the thread that holds us and stitches our emotions into the fabric of family.

– a poem by Roza

 

“In images created by five internationally acclaimed photographers who traveled across five continents — Lynsey Addario, Omar Victor Diop, Graciela Iturbide, Martin Schoeller and Tom Stoddart — “REFUGEE” depicts the lives of diverse populations dispersed and displaced throughout the world and includes stunning portraits of the new Americans, refugees recently settled in the United States.”

– Annenberg Space for Photography

 

– According to the Newseum’s description of the exhibition:

“Sixty-five million people around the world are displaced, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR). This exhibit presents a full range of global refugee experiences through singular and compelling images taken in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Colombia, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Myanmar, Serbia, Slovenia and the United States. The photographs capture the hope and resolve of refugees in the face of dehumanizing and life-threatening persecution.

The exhibit also features an original documentary — commissioned by the Annenberg Space for Photography, produced by Tiger Nest Films and narrated by UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett — that captures “REFUGEE” photographers at work on location, delving further into the stories behind their images. Through a virtual reality experience, visitors also will be able to experience what life is like in a camp for internally displaced persons in Soacha, Columbia.”

Some people they have a hard time in life ,they want to go to another country to a save their life and solve their problems. The Syrian people – they have problems with their broken and abusive government  of  the Assad regime. The Iraq and Kurdish people – they have a problems with the  ISS and economy and the government.  The punishment of the law is just for poor people but the leaders live above the law.

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https://www.annenbergphotospace.org/

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https://www.annenbergphotospace.org/

 

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https://www.annenbergphotospace.org/

 

“John Legend’s music video for his single “Love Me Now” travels the world, exploring love in its many forms in the wake of tragedy and controversy. The sweeping, symphonic introduction transitions to the people and places focused on throughout the video. The couples shown in each location—young and old, gay and straight, multiethnic—all express their passion for each other amid their pain.

The first couple, filmed in the Domiz Refugee Camp, a Syrian refugee camp in northern Iraq, faces poverty, but still smile. Resistant to letting oppression win, they get married and show that their love for each other is stronger than their struggles.

Orlando sets the stage for the next couple’s story, as two men mourn those lost in the Pulse Nightclub shooting that took place this past June. Consoling one another and displaying their affection publicly, the couple embrace the challenges the LGBTQ community has faced.”

— From http://www.ew.com/article/2016/11/22/john-legend-love-me-now-music-video-true-stories-couples