Shooting Stereotypes – Collaborative Films with Young Migrants
Shooting Stereotypes is a series of three encounters that bring together scholars, migrants, art producers, activists and local stakeholders to discuss the practical, theoretical and ethical implications of employing audio-visual collaborative methodologies in research with young people, especially migrants.
These encounters include the screening of research-based short movies starring young research participants and roundtable discussions with their authors, actors and the researchers involved in their production.
During these sessions, we would like to address questions such as what can be the use of film-making in research with young people on the move? How can we make collaborative audio-visual research work? What problems do these research approaches pose for researchers, participants, and the audience?
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“Lauren’s video diary” (2021) and “Alin in the ghost town” (2023) – The dreams, struggles, and memories of two young Roma migrants told with their smartphones during the COVID-19 pandemic. Roundtable discussion with Vasile-Alin Ovid and Stefano Piemontese. MSCA-IF project “Resilience and Resignation among Transnational Roma and non-Roma Youths”
“Voices from Ipswich” (2023) is a participatory documentary film where a group of teenagers and young men from Africa explore what it’s like to arrive and settle as a refugee in the United Kingdom. With so much talk about migration in the media, this short documentary is told by those who’ve made the often life-risking journey from their homes in search of asylum. The screening is followed by a talk with the authors and actors, including Sam Liebmann & Angelo Martins Jr. The movie has been produced in the framework of the ERC project “Modern Marronage. The Pursuit and Practice of Freedom in the Contemporary World” (MORE INFO)
“Becoming adult in another man’s land” (2017) – The everyday lives of unaccompanied young people coming of age in Europe. Roundtable discussion with Jennifer Allsop, Habib Rezaie & Nando Sigona. ESRC project “Becoming Adult: conceptions of futures and wellbeing among migrant young people in the UK”
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SHOOTING STEREOTYPES is part of the seminar series of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) and is organised in collaboration with Centrala. For further information, please contact Stefano Piemontese (