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24.05.2018

Daphne Caruana Galizia: we want the truth. The Whole Truth

"We want the truth", is the title of a hypnotising video installation by German artist Joanna Vortmann on the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. A split screen shows the streets of Malta, beautiful architecture and nature, and again and again signs put up by people demanding a full independent investigation of the still unresolved murder.

Cologne-based artist Joanna Vortmann has created the video-installation to honour murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. The work is dedicated to and to all journalists who have been murdered because they were investigating the truth, the artist says.

The project was realised with the support of Vortmann, the Caruana Galizia family and Iris Rohmann, winner of the Daphne Caruana Galizia Grant by Reporter Forum.

In installation shows the two sides of Malta, untainted beauty as well as the protest against a government obviously not interested in finding the masterminds behind the assassination of the journalist.

Texts of Caruana Galizia are forming the background of the hypnotising imagery. Words that are haunting a whole country: "Free speech is ultimately the basis of our democracy which we should never be afraid to protect for ourselves and for each other [...] There is something else I should say before I go: when people taunt you or criticise you for being negative or for failing to go with their flow, for not adopting an attitude of benign tolerance to their excesses, bear in mind always that they and not you are the ones who are in the wrong."

The video is available in German and English, with passages in Maltese. For further information on the artist Joanna Vortmann please click here.

 

Please find here Iris Rohmann's article on the latest developments in Malta concerning the Daphne Caruana Galizia case





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