In 2019 I began work as Copy Editor for an immersive exhibition to mark the fifth anniversary of the Yazidi genocide committed by ISIS in Iraq.
The tragedy commenced in the early hours of 3rd August 2014, when ISIS launched a coordinated attack across the Sinjar region, besieging the innocent communities from all sides. In the ensuing days, ISIS committed conscience-shocking crimes: men were systematically killed or forced to convert; women and girls, some as young as nine, were sold into sexual slavery by ISIS fighters; and boys were forcibly recruited to become child soldiers for ISIS. Over 10,000 people were killed, and hundreds of thousands displaced from their homes.
The objective of the exhibition is to apprehend the wider contexts of the genocide. The exhibition aims to stimulate the public’s imagination and bring them closer to the experience of the victims using virtual reality, augmented reality, sculpture, painting and film.