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Category: narrative of migration

Can a film make a difference?

Mar 26, 2024
Categories: narrative of migration Refugees

I would argue that the films that are made reflect the focus and spirit of the time in which they are made. There seems to be an uncomfortable parallel between what is news and what becomes entertainment. Consider that so many recent films interrogate the complex horrors of war, even as war plays out on so many of fronts. Consider that so many migrants become the ghastly statistics reported on the news. Somehow, we hope that deft filmmakers...

Stories of Compassion: Transformative Narratives for Understanding and Empathy

Dec 19, 2023
Categories: narrative of migration

When the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition invited me to join their transformative conversation workshop, I did not expect to learn the power of stories of compassion to change voter support for legislation to help migrants, refugees, and the others of our society. The right story could change one’s thinking about outsiders. It struck me that I might bring change by giving stories. If I were to choose a story for a small child, I would find a copy... of compassion Blog pictures.jpeg

What it means to be a refugee? (Narrative from the media)

Aug 22, 2023
Categories: narrative of migration Refugees

When I clicked the mouse on Berti and Borgman’s TED-Ed Talk What it means to be a refugee, I did not expect the electrifying play of shadows and smudges of charcoal figures in a jagged march across the beach on my screen. I heard haunting music, I saw hunched shoulders of people and vultures, I saw journeys presented as a maze which collapsed on people walking, and I saw drawings of people being...


May 09, 2023
Categories: Migration in Africa narrative of migration

By Muluh Momasoh Three waves of migration have been identified within the context of Africa, namely the Trans-Atlantic slave trade approximately from 1526 – 1867, saw some 12.5 million African men, women, and children transported to America and Europe (Mintz, 2023), the second wave was informed by the decolonization process that took place within the continent from the mid-to-late 1950s – 1975 which prompted a lot of young African students in their quest for the most...

After all Project: A timeless collection of memories & wisdom from elders around the world

Apr 04, 2023
Categories: narrative of migration news

Photo from: After all Team   "Lunghe Vite e Migrazioni" (Long lives and migration) is a project aimed at creating a collection of video interviews of Italian citizens over 80 years old residing in South Africa. The interviews will be a platform for sharing with younger generations the experiences and awareness of the person being interviewed, using... all project ok.jpg