The main topic of this project is the search for a new narrative on migrations in Europe, and this video festival aims to provide an opportunity for migrants to show through images their daily lives and their contribution to European society in different areas, offering a positive vision of immigration against the perception of rejection that is fed by certain media and political parties.
Immigration is one of the excuses for the wave of populism which is spreading throughout Europe, using the strategy of fear to generate a public opinion contrary to the population movements. To counter this biased information, actors demanding the defence of human rights need to collectively construct a new narrative on migratory processes.
We must fight rumours with arguments, the suspicions with data and highlight the positive values of migration. In short, to generate a new narrative that allows us to disseminate the reality of migration among society, thus providing a novel conceptual framework and solid arguments to civil society. We believe migrant people in Europe must empower themselves in order to have an important role in that change of narrative. It’s important for them to take part in political activities as well as to be the narrators of their own story; to tell it from their point of view!