Natalia Dobrovolskaya. The people of Brussels were able on Thursday to visit the Exhibition " Real confirmation. Iraq. Afghanistan " (Material Evidence. Iraq. Afghanistan) and to see documentary evidence of hostilities in these parts, reports journalist Last news .
Officially the exposition was to be opened only on the last working day of the week, But on Thursday she was working in test mode. The organizers at the last moment refused to provide opportunities in the luxury hotel Sofitel, citing the arrival of the high position of the delegations to the conference of the European Union on 19 and 20 March.
However, most of the Exhibition, which is hosted in a different district of the Belgian capital, is not affected. On Thursday the exhibits in the gallery Brussels Event Brewery, located in a former brewery, received visitors.
for an hour to look at the photos and artifacts came about 20 people, mostly young people." We came with a group, we were interested in. We come to learn more about the situation, because we did not inform about it in the news, " said one patron, a Belgian student Nina.
the Exhibition, which is free, with almost 90 items and about 140 photos. The organizers did not disclose the names of the photographers for Their safety, because most of them work in hot spots. Their evidence supported the Exhibition exhibits which in most cases is depicted in the photos.
One of the most spectacular Afghan artifacts became the tuk tuk, which was transported raw materials for the production of heroin. Transportation in the Russian Federation through the territory of Tajikistan took four months.
The authors of the project paid attention to the problems faced by the Locals because of religious beliefs. Presented at the Exhibition sculpture of Jesus Christ was removed from Iraq with the Kurdish territories.
As stressed by the organizers, residents of a small Iraqi town took out a Christian Shrine, to save Them from destruction by the militants of the terrorist group " Islamic state ". They later handed Them over to the project Material Evidence ( "Real evidence" ).
the exhibition, which oversees military journalist and photojournalist Benjamin Hiller, will last until 2 April. In February, the exhibition dedicated to random victims and consequences of the operations of NATO military strength in Iraq and Afghanistan, was successfully held in Berlin, and in mid-January in the capital of Russia. According to the organizers, in the capital of Russia was visited by about 10 thousand people in Germany - about nine thousand people.
at the end of may the Exhibition is supposed to take place in new York. After the silent auction, which will be sold exhibits that don't need to return." for example, the statue of Jesus Christ, We wish to return, when everything calms down, " said one of the founders.
The creators of the project Material Evidence aiming at informing the world community about events in States experiencing armed conflicts, and to show tangible evidence of the humanitarian disaster caused by them.
Previous "Evidence" issued in 2014, were devoted to Syria and Ukraine. The exhibition was presented not only in the capital of Russia, but also in new York, Berlin and Brussels.