Genaye Eshetu, MediaLight alumni, along with her team organized a gospel photography and short film exhibition on July 20-25, 2016, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Redeemedia, a media ministry founded by Genaye after her training in MediaLight, organized the exhibition. The format is inspired by exhibitions that run at the end of MediaLight, in a local university in Chiang Rai, Thailand.
The theme of the exhibition is Identity and it aimed to address different identity issues the young people face and created conversations on core identity subjects. During the opening, about 300 people attended the event and young people shared their testimony on how they find their identity through Christ. The exhibition got covered on different media outlets.
The exhibition that included 30 photographs, 5 short films was open for 5 days and was visited by about 1,000 people. During the exhibit, there were RedeeMedia volunteers that started a conversation and shared the gospel with the visitors. There were also gospel tracts given out to visitors, on the same theme of the exhibition, identity.
The exhibition was closed with a panel discussion with invited guests, Dr. Mihret Debebe, a well-known physiatrist and writer and Pastor Yonathan Tekie. The panelists answered identity questions raised by the attendants and guided the panel into sharing the gospel.
RedeeMedia now plans to take this exhibition to different towns in Ethiopia.
The ministry had its first exhibition in 2014, on the theme of Transgression. The exhibition was shown in 3 different towns in Ethiopia, including the capital, Addis Ababa. ‘Transgression’ exhibition reached about 800 with the gospel.
Watch the video of the exhibit here.