Artists in motion paint for a more inclusive world
Mai Aini, 18 November 2016 – When Filmon feels lonely or upset, he hides himself in an art studio in Mai Aini refugee camp in Ethiopia. He is one of 50 painters of all ages who come to express themselves in JRS art classes where they illustrate multi-faceted issues of displacement – from persecution to flight; dangerous journeys to their hopes and dreams.

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VIDEO - Artists in Motion, art for change
Mai Aini, 17 October 2016 – Before becoming refugees, Filmon, Luwam, Naomi and Mebrahtu were dancers, painters, actors and artists. They fled Eritrea with a few possessions and their talents. Today they live in a refugee camp in northern Ethiopia where they give back to their community through art as they await a better future.

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Artists in Motion: a photo story of a journey
Mai Aini, 7 September 2016 – While in limbo in Ethiopian camps, young Eritrean refugees are using their artistic talents to illustrate journeys of people on the move, which often turn out to be journeys of peril and trauma. 

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Ethiopia: refugees create global conversations with art
Mai Aini, 6 September 2016 – Between two mountain ranges in northern Ethiopia, dozens of young Eritrean refugees are splattered in paint. They spend their days expressing their longing for lost loved ones, traumatic memories of persecution and stories of family and friends who have taken perilous journeys across deserts and seas in symbolic artwork.

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Ethiopia: Artists in Motion takes viewers on a journey of displacement
Nairobi, 5 September 2016 – Millions of refugees are isolated from the rest of the world and as a result their daily routine becomes mundane and their talents are often squandered. Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia, however, have found ways to let their talents shine – creating dozens of paintings through a Jesuit Refugee Service Fine Arts class.

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