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‘Twice A Stranger’ Exhibition To Be Presented in Istanbul

‘Twice a Stranger’ is a journey into the greatest forced migrations of the 20th century, when millions of people were uprooted and moved to new homelands. Based on oral testimonies and film archive, this multimedia exhibition brings visitors face-to-face with the survivors of these traumatic events.

From the Greek-Turkish exchange in 1923, ‘Twice a Stranger’ travels to the Partition of India, the German-Polish forced migration at the end of World War II and to the Cyprus crisis of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Through these events, visitors are confronted by the enormous consequences of population transfer and discover what lessons can be learnt from these tragedies.

This is an exhibition about the people who are never quite at home, both in the place where they were born and where they grow old. This is the story of their memories, their common experience of lost homelands and communities ripped apart; the story of being ‘Twice a Stranger’.

The exhibition will be initiated on the 23rd of February at the University Bilgi of Istanbul. The exhibition is organized by İstanbul Bilgi University and Anemon Productions. The opening will be held in the presence of author Bruce Clark and professor Roger Zetter (Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford University).

‘Twice a Stranger’ will be distributed online and via a multi-media exhibition and will be hosted at the Benaki Museum in Athens and the Leventis Municipal Museum in Nicosia during 2012.

The project is accompanied by educational programmes, storytelling sessions, documentary screenings, music workshops, community and outreach events.

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