Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 Lecture Hall 114 Belk Library 7:00pm
Walking among the Iraqi people: making peace with many truths
Journalist and photographer Lorna Tychostup uncovers the war you won’t see on TV by opting to get as close to the people as possible. Since 2003, she has visited Iraq four times collectively spending almost 4 months there, most recently for the Iraqi election on Jan 30, 2005. Living in modest unprotected hotels and traveling in beat-up cabs, she has found her way from the ordinary people in the street, to the squatters living in bombed-out government-owned properties, to high-ranking state ministers, to the judges of the new Iraq who have chosen to uphold the law of the land at incredible risk to their lives. Her haunting photographs and poignant stories enable her audiences to share the tragedy, the struggle and the triumph of the various communities that make up the Iraqi people. This presentation is essential for anyone hoping to understand any aspect—domestic, political, or otherwise—of what is currently the world's most conspicuous crisis.