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In Kony's Shadow Exhibition

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Fanatical Suffering Explored Through Photography
kony's powers, oxo tower, christian aid, photography
Image credit: Christian Aid/Will Storr

A religious fanatic, Josephy Kony is the leader of the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Twisting the words of the Ten Commandments, this guerrilla group has inflicted terror and torture on the Acholi people in Uganda between 1987 - 2006. They have committed massacres, raids, abduction, and butchery by hacking off of people's noses, lips, ears, hands and feet with machetes. During this period of warfare, the LRA brought death to over a hundred thousand people.

As part of an initiative to gain awareness of the suffering inflicted, Christian Aid is holding a free exhibition at the Oxo Tower between 5th - 16th March. You will be able to view photography, watch films, and hear personal accounts of survivors who live under Kony's Shadow. For example, Norman was abducted at the age of twelve and made to become a soldier. Learn how he survived and struggled to retain his humanity after two years of being forced to fight for the rebels, and how his parents coped when their son - now a trained killer - returned home.

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Why? Gain awareness of suffering in Uganda
When: 5th-16th March
Phone: 44 (0) 20 7620 4444
Where: gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower.
Cost: Free
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