We humans have always migrated. If it is to your liking, it is a multicultural world adventure. But if it is forced migration, it is an unpleasant journey. Separation from home, first of all. And always long for that. But if you are not received with empathy, or not received at all, it hurts much deeper in your heart.
There is an important project that addresses this important issue. MAX Project is an initiation “to improve the public image of migrants in Europe by changing narrative around the immigration discourse and putting on the front the stories of real people. Story telling, creation of positive messages for the media and dialogic encounters between locals and newcomers are the key figures of the project.” It is also co-funded by the European Commission’s AMIF (Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund).
But that is not all. In addition, intensive training was given to 100 journalists across Europe in 2020. “The training has been developed by The Local based on Solutions Journalism methodology and provided to at different levels of their careers, including student journalists, in online and live sessions.” In a way, they are now ambassadors of immigrants.
And there is more, The Max Diversity Film Festival. It is the first of its kind and “provides both amateur and professional filmmakers with a place to showcase their voices, stories and experiences of migration – embracing diversity, discussing challenges, inequalities and discrimination, but also celebrating the power of multiculturalism and communities united in diversity.” There are four categories: · Amateur short films · Amateur long films · Professional short films · Professional long films The Award Ceremony of the MAX Diversity Film Festival will take place on the 5th November 2021 at 3:00 P.M. CET.
You can support the international storytellers by watching their movies and voting at this link.
Stay with love.