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Afghanistan Memory Box

War & Peace
Conflict
Afghanistan

Memory Boxes are physical installations that tell the stories of individual victims of war through a combination of personal objects and artistic artefacts created through a process that is based on Augusto Boal's Aesthetics of the Oppressed. Infinite Incompleteness is a documentary theatre play that tells the stories of ten Afghan women and men who have lost members of their families as a result of the various conflicts in the country. These stories were collected through Playback Theatre.

This video shows footage of a public event in Afghanistan's capital Kabul organized by AHRDO in commemoration of National Victims Day. During the event, two different artistic, victims-led processes merged in order to acknowledge the untold suffering of countless Afghan men and women who have lost members of their family during the past, almost 40 years of uninterrupted conflict: Memory Boxes and Infinite Incompleteness.

During the event, some of the visitors spontaneously started telling their own stories of loss and demanded for Afghanistan's culture of impunity to be broken in order for a more just, democratic and beautiful Afghanistan to be a possibility in the future.

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Website: ahrdo.org / Facebook page

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