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Life Stories of Montrealers Displaced by War, Genocide, and other Human Rights Violations ("Montreal Life Stories") is an oral history project exploring Montrealers’ experiences and memories of mass violence and displacement. From 2007 to 2012, a team of both university and community-based researchers recorded life story interviews with more than 500 Montreal residents.
The "We Are Here" exhibition showcases the results of the Montreal Life Stories project. It invites the public to discover remarkable life paths through excerpts of interviews and personal objects. The exhibition illustrates all of the diversity of the experiences and demonstrates how important it is to avoid clichés and preconceptions. As is the case of the project that gave birth to it, "We Are Here" focuses on individual stories as a whole, before, during, after, and today. The exhibition will be presented at the Centre d'histoire de Montréal until April 14, 2013.