Pulitzer Center Update February 17, 2011

Film: Congo/Women

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Image by Marcus Bleasdale. Norway, 2011.
Image by Marcus Bleasdale. Norway, 2011.

In honour of Mother's Day, the Nobel Peace Center used the façade to show the powerful photo exhibition CONGO/WOMEN in the dark evening of 10 February 2011. It was a stark reminder that one of the big differences between the poor and the rich women of the world is the likelihood of surviving their pregnancies.

The event was a collaboration between the UNFPA, Sex and Politics, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nobel Peace Center to focus on global health differences among women.

The photographers featured in the exhibition are Lynsey Addario, Marcus Bleasdale, Ron Haviv, and James Nachtwey from VII Photo Agency. The music was composed by Mario Grigorov on behalf of Siblings Music and the editing was done by J. Matthew Jacob. CONGO/WOMEN is produced by ART WORKS Projects and Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media Columbia College Chicago.

This projection included new work produced by Marcus Bleasdale as part of his reporting project for the Pulitzer Center.

The video was filmed by Marcus Bleasdale.

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