Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts & Technologies
Hexagram
Concordia University.
Montreal, Canada.
April 8 2014.

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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.

 

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