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Title: Listening to the “Strangers” Among Us: Exploring Current Narratives of Fear and Resistance
Description: In Europe, waves of immigrants - some political refugees fleeing wars;
others fleeing a system that assumes a migration of capital without
people - have renewed feelings of resentment towards people perceived
as “outsiders.” Such political and economic uncertainty has led some
politicians to search for scapegoats in traditionally ostracized
communities like the Roma and Jews, as well as immigrant communities.
Extremist voices are gaining political power, inspiring some Europeans
to take to the streets to “claim back” their place. As a result,
millions of people in Europe are feeling like strangers at home.

This desire for a simple, digestible narrative, is reflected in media
reporting often leading to dangerous affects in subsequent policy
discussions. Strangers at Home - a nine segment “anthology
documentary” - challenges traditional content and method. By working
with a multiplicity of storytellers across different geographical,
social, political and professional locations, Strangers at Home
problematizes the simple narrative and embraces the complexity and
nuance of this troubling trend. Through journalists, cartoonists,
neo-fascists and every-day-youth, Strangers at Home provides a new
means of reporting on such unfolding and multilayered issues. How is
the rise of the right manifesting in different countries? Who is cast
aside as the strangers, often in their own “home”: Roma, Jews, LGBT
peoples, people with Muslim or Arab last names. Just as importantly -
why is this happening? And how is this affecting, and affected, by the
majority populations in these countries?
When: March 14, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: 2M70
University of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, MB
Contact: Emily Keijzer
Category: Global College

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