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Using real footage captured in a refugee camp in the Greek island of Lesbos, this exhibition explores what life is really like for refugees in a camp.

Part of Refugees, a free season of exhibitions, artistic commissions and events taking place across IWM London and IWM North in 2020, Life in a Camp is an innovative installation that immerses you in the refugee camp of Moria, offering an intimate view into the lives of contemporary refugees.

Designed for 2,200 people, Moria currently hosts more than 18,000 refugees, many of whom have fled the on-going conflict in Syria. Created in partnership with CNN, the exhibition uses the news network’s footage captured in the camp throughout February 2020 by three-time Emmy-nominated filmmaker and photojournalist, Lewis Whyld, immersing the viewer in the daily life of those fleeing conflict. Life in a Camp gives an insight into the harsh realities of life in refugee camps, from severe overcrowding to the lack of supplies.

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