Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts & Technologies
April 8 2014.
My lecture ‘rhizomatic narratives: social activism, media ecology and cultures of resistance’ is basically asking about how an activist action can produce truthful representation of a given culture of resistance, attaining as well, rigorous theoretical knowledge about their social and political dimensions?. It is not uncommon for activists and documentary ﬁlmmakers to make a ﬁlm hoping to build awareness, however, we should look closely at this assumption, underpinning the hopes of social activists, social workers and documentary ﬁlmmakers: That if people know, they will act. The trajectory from exposure to action is not seamless. As we all know, media, in our already crowded media landscape, is not a transparent delivery system for testimony. A constellation of factors contributes to the eﬁcacy of a testimony.