Look refugees in the eye: Powerful video experiment breaks down barriers

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https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/05/look-refugees-in-the-eye/

The film shows natural, spontaneous reactions between people meeting for the first time in a warehouse near Berlin’s old Cold War-era crossing, Checkpoint Charlie. The refugees came from Syria and Somalia and had lived in Europe for less than a year.


Thought

In this experiment, it is clearly shown that by having a communication, the barrier between people of different culture will melt down.

Existing platform: i am a migrant

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i am a migrant is a campaign and platform. We create a place for the personal stories of migrants. We want to challenge the anti migrant stereotypes and hate speech in politics and society.

i am a migrant lets migrants tell their own stories – on this website, in social media and many other places worldwide. Together we want to show: Migration has a human face. Migration is diverse.

This is why we are interested in the stories of all migrants, regardless of whether they have been away from their home country for 40 years or 40 days.

Your support is needed! Become part of our campaign and help us share the personal stories of migrants.

This is how it works:

You want to tell your own migration story?

  1. Write down your story and upload it together with your picture on iamamigrant.org
  2. Create your personal i am a migrant poster to put on your wall, to send to your family and friends and to make your social media profile

You know somebody with a compelling story, who you want to write about?

  1. Ask migrants about their personal story
    1.  Record the interview with a smartphone or recording device
    2.  Write it down
    3.  Take a good quality picture
  2. Upload directly to iamamigrant.org
  3. Tell your friends and share the i am migrant profiles

i am migrant is a global campaign supported by a broad alliance of partners, including International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI).


Thoughts

I think that this website is very beautifully done. It has the ability to share migrants’ stories from all over the world, that might help the visitors to know more about them. The page also has an interactive a map showing global migration flows! Unfortunately, they do not feature Singapore inside.