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CONTACT Scotiabank Photo 2016: “IN/VISIBLE SCARS: Torture Survivors in Canada”

Amnesty International Group 18 and artist Zamfirescu present IN/VISIBLE SCARS: Torture Survivors in Canada, a compelling exhibition that spotlights the courage, strength, and resilience of torture survivors living in Canada. The exhibition tells the story of eight people who now call Canada home. They hail from around the world, have all experienced the horror and devastation that torture wreaks on individuals and families, and have undergone the transformation from victim to survivor to activist.

Half of them were Canadian citizens at the time they were tortured.

The exhibition highlights the role Canada should be playing to prevent more people from enduring unspeakable torture, and we hope it will compel Canadians to join torture survivors and take action in support of Canada joining the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture.

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Osiris Lopez -Chevez

The exhibition will go between May 1st – May 22nd, 2016 and is part of the annual CONTACT Scotiabank Photography Festival.

WHERE: Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street

WHEN:  May 1st – May 22nd, 2016
Thursday and Friday between 12noon – 6pm, Saturday and Sunday between 12noon – 5pm.

                Opening reception : Friday May 6th, 6pm – 9pm

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