Hexagram Centre for Research Creation in Media Arts & Technologies

Rhizomatic Narratives: Social Activism, Media Ecology and Cultures of Resistance

How can artists and activists produce truthful representation of a given culture of resistance, meanwhile attaining rigorous 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 efficacy of a testimony.

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