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November 14 - 17, 2017
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US Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024

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Our Walls Bear Witness:
FotoWeekDC Exhibition
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A photograph by Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin of Yezidi sisters living in a camp for internally displaced persons in Dohuk, Iraq, is projected during FotoWeek 2015. <i>US Holocaust Memorial Museum</i>
A photograph by Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin of Yezidi sisters living in a camp for internally displaced persons in Dohuk, Iraq, is projected during FotoWeek 2015. US Holocaust Memorial Museum

As part of FotoWeekDC, the Museum will project larger-than-life images from South Sudan onto its exterior walls. Journalists Jason Patinkin and Simona Foltyn—both with years of experiencing covering the conflict—recently traveled to South Sudan to gather stories and images for Our Walls Bear Witness. Their work will illuminate the continuing conflict and the atrocities being committed, as well as the spillover effects into the broader region. Their still photos and video footage aims to increase awareness of the ongoing conflict and how it is being reported.

The participation of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide in the annual FotoWeekDC serves to focus the attention of leaders and the public on the persistent threat of genocide around the world. This year, an accompanying panel discussion will examine recent events in South Sudan.

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