In this story, I attempt to trace down memories of our revolution through collected stories, artefacts and archives from activists and protestors, most have set that part of their life aside to protect themselves and their families.
This process has been both reflective and painful for story protagonists and myself. Many of the depicted artefacts have been kept hidden away for years in an effort to shut down the resulted trauma and mental wounds. For many of the protagonists who’ve taken part in telling their story, this is their first time taking a look back to process their experiences during the revolution.
May we always remember this day, those who left us and the bravest who remain in the oppressors’ cells.
This story has been shortlisted for the World Press Photo Awards, contemporary issues category, 2021. And has been partly published in Liberation French newspaper, January 2021.