GPW2019: Participatory filmmaking on SDG16+: The making of a research documentary
How can complex findings from research on inequality and social conflicts around the world be best translated to a wide audience? A participatory filmmaking process provided a common basis for reflection and co-creation in a mixed interdisciplinary and intercultural team.
|Venue||Room S8 - Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva|
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How can complex findings from research on inequality and social conflicts around the world be best translated to a wide audience? What is required to dig deep into the context and to feel the urgency around ending violence, peace-building and social inclusion in societies with troubled pasts and presents? Three research consortia have been working during the last six years at the frontlines of fragile contexts to study social conflict dynamics across the globe and to identify insights and solutions that may be relevant for the policy and practice of peace-building. A participatory filmmaking process provided a common basis for reflection and co-creation in a mixed interdisciplinary and intercultural team. The final product of this filmmaking learning journey will be premiered on 4 November 2019 in a separate side-event of the Geneva Peace Week 2019 (#GPW2019).
In this session on participatory filmmaking on SDG16+ we offer a space to reflect, to debate and to share some of our lessons learned. We want to explore how research and filmmaking processes can be used to generate transformative knowledge, relationships and ´solutions´ to raise the stake of peace-building in fragile contexts and for implementing SDG16+.
The documentary process and its final product show peace-building perspectives from different academic disciplines and methodologies across global ´north´ and ´south´. In addition, the stories shown in the film display a wide range of ´knowledges´ beyond the academic realm such as the indigenous knowledge of the key protagonists, their biographical reflections on their ´lived realities´ in violent conflict, and the importance of different worldviews and paradigms of development, peace and reconciliation. Lastly, the audio-visual dimensions of knowledge translation is a form of boundary spanning that enables change of perspectives and builds empathy.
We are very pleased that two of our protagonists, Amina Ahmed and Marta-Juana López, will be present during the session and the premiere of 4.11.2019.
Speakers (listed alphabetically):
- Mimidoo Achakpa, Women's Right to Education Programme, Abuja, Nigeria
- Amina Ahmed, peace activist for WSCOD, Jos, Nigeria
- Remko Berkhout, Companions, Austria
- Sumedha Jayakody, International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka
- Marta Juana López, University of San Carlos, Guatemala City, Guatemala
- Sandra Penic, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
- Jeanine Reutemann, Redmorpheus GmbH, Switzerland
- Christelle Rigual, The Graduate Institute Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
- Seraina Rüegger, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
- Ricardo Sáenz de Tejada, University of San Carlos, Guatemala City, Guatemala
- Claudia Zingerli, Swiss National Science Foundation, Bern, Switzerland
As teaser, please have a look around the 360°-VR making-of scene in Guatemala, October 2018. Watch it on YouTube
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