4 Interrupted Lives – Vernissage

This exhibition is dedicated to four journalists who died in the line of duty: Veronica Guerin (Ireland), Anna Politkovskaya (Russia), Natalia Estemirova (Chechnya) and Daphne Caruana Galizia (Malta).

It celebrates their courage, their resilience and their belief in freedom of expression.

These four women wove their lives around a singular idea, that of a society free of corruption, brutality and oppression.

They personify the values-based approach to journalism that not only records facts but also speaks to human values and emotional truth. We hope that glimpses into their achievements and struggles will kickstart a dialogue on the shifting interface between journalistic investigations and the ethics and function of truth in contemporary society.

This exhibition will show short films with extracts from their work or their descriptions of it with material from their personal lives. This will provide a basis for panel discussions and lecturas in a companion event at the Casa Fernando Pessoa on April 14. The panel will discuss journalistic truth, freedom and narrativisation with journalists and activists who have a lived-in experience of the jagged edge of truth telling and standing up to power hierarchies.

We will kick off the exhibition with a vernissage on April 13 at 4 pm with an introduction by Lana Estemirova (Journalist) and Martina Urso (activist from the Daphne foundation)

This Já International Theatre exhibition is part of JÁFEST 2023 Lisboa

Hourly Schedule

Vernissage Thursday13 Abril

16:00 - 17:30
Words from LANA ESTEMIROVA (Justice for Journalists) and TINA URSO (Daphne Foundation)


Thursday 13 April 2023


4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Prisma Estúdio
Rua da Palma 268, Lisboa 1200-660


Já International Theatre
Já International Theatre

Já is an artistic association founded in Lisbon in July 2017, by Dan Cotterall, Tania Kumeda, Margarida Rocha and Suresh Nampuri, to perform innovative English language theatre. We aim to tell stories for the here and now – in English – in Lisbon, in the cultural cradle of Europe. Apart from our mainstage productions, staged readings and workshops, we are involved in experiments with other dedicated professionals from around the globe who enjoy pushing the boundaries of the theatrical medium. This is our Já Universe. Hopefully, these creative explorations will plant the seed for ground-breaking new productions in the future.

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