Digital storytelling can be an effective tool for raising awareness when it comes to complex topics like migration. It can make evidence and research more accessible, challenge misconceptions and stereotypes, amplify the voices of migrants and refugees, and encourage dialogue and the sharing of diverse perspectives. Join Sophia Burton from Migration Matters for a film screening and interactive discussion to explore the power and limitations of digital storytelling as a teaching and learning resource to foster nuanced understanding of migration and belonging issues as well as build empathy for migrants. The event will be an opportunity to examine different facets of migration within educational video ranging from migrant stories during the pandemic to integration in Germany as well as more broadly discuss the formats and methodologies of digital storytelling (co-)creation.
About Migration Matters
Migration Matters e.V. (MM) is a media NGO founded by four migrant women in 2016 in response to media coverage about the so-called ‘refugee crisis’ with the mission of helping the public navigate complex issues related to migration. Through video and digital storytelling, the MM team makes research, evidence, and original perspectives on migration and diversity issues accessible to the public to encourage evidence-based debate and, ultimately, to combat increasing polarization and discrimination. MM has produced over 150 videos on topics ranging from the relationship between migration and climate change to integration and diversity that feature academic experts, practitioners, the public, and those with lived experience.
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When: March 25, 2023 from 10am to 1pm
Location: Campus Berlin University of Applied Sciences Europe, Dessauer Str. 3-5, 10963, Berlin