The exhibition gathers intimate memories in various formats narrated by those who suffered the horror of attacks, abductions or other acts in different parts of the world.
Through film and photography, the witnesses, symbolically tied with a red thread (as the Asian legend of souls destined to coincide tells), seek to raise collective awareness of the importance of preventing terrorist attacks and the consequent appearance of new victims.
The memories and emotions of Falmata, kidnapped by Boko Haram; Iman Muhammad, a Daesh survivor; and Janne, a London bomb victim, are powerfully intertwined to unite their voices in a tribute also for those left behind.
The initiative was first launched on May 10, 2022, at the United Nations High-Level International Conference on Human Rights, Civil Society and Counter-Terrorism in Malaga, Spain.
At its launch, the Memories photo exhibition and film brought together eight survivors of terrorism.
It was later enhanced to portray 22 victims and was exhibited during the first United Nations World Congress of Victims of Terrorism on September 8-9, 2022.