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Friday February 26, 2010. 04:30 pm. CU Museum of Natural History

Photo Exhibit: Now We Have Nothing: People Displaced From South Ossetia

Hannah Mintek


Exhibition Dates: February 26 - March 26, 2010

Opening Reception will follow Dunn's lecture on February 26, 2010 3:30 pm.

A brief but brutal war between Russia and Georgia in 2008 displaced 28,000 people from villages in South Ossetia, a breakaway province in the Republic of Georgia. Ossetian and Russian forces bombed, looted, burned and bulldozed villages to erase any trace of their Georgian inhabitants. The Georgian government has labeled this an act of ethnic cleansing.

Professor Elizabeth Dunn from CU's Geography Department spent 11 months living and working in refugee camps with these internally displaced people. She found out how they experienced being displaced, and investigated why millions of dollars in foreign aid still left people feeling they had nothing. Dunn was joined by Hannah Mintek, a professional photographer based in the Republic of Georgia. Together, they created a moving chronicle of people rebuilding their lives.

Professor Elizabeth Dunn will lecture about her experiences and the situation in South Ossetia. Reception to follow.

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