"The Arab Spring"
From 3rd to 30th October
Outside in Bayeux - Exhibition circuit soon available
Curator: Laurent Van der Stockt
The immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi on 17th December 2010 triggered the Tunisian uprising. The success of their revolt gave much-needed hope to all those suffering the same injustices in other Arab countries.
Then the fear set in. The movement became unstoppable. It was not a political or religious fight. It was about the equal rights of men.
In Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Yemen and Syria, people joined the fight against the ruling autocratic regimes. Popular demonstrations sprung up in Algeria, Mauritania, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and Jordan.
For decades, the populations of these countries have lived with corruption, violence and the suppression of freedom and expression. The one thing they all had in common was a lack of rights. Now they also share a refusal to accept this situation.
The exhibition circuit will be set out in detail here and in a document available from the tourist office and in public buildings.
From Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th October
At the corner of rue Montfiquet (opposite la Halle Saint-Patrice)
In addition to the 15 large images displayed in the city, a projection of more than 300 photographs documenting the struggle of millions of Arabs for these values is scheduled outdoors from 8 p.m. to midnight on Thursday 6th, Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October.
Lynsey Addario, Christopher Morris, Bénédicte Kurzen, Moises Saman, Jerôme Delay, Ed Ou, Enrico Dagnino, Bryan Denton, Yuri Kozyrev, Andrea Bruce, Jerôme Sessini, Alex Majoli, Thomas Dworzak, Alfred Yaghobzadeh, Rémi Ochlik, Guillermo Cervera, Eric Bouvet, Chris Hondros, Katie Orlinsky, Gabriele Micalizzi, Laura El-Tantawi, Fred Dufour, Goran Tomasevic… and more others are taking part for the exhibition or the projection.