Workshop Series: 2022 Annual Conference
By Amina Ahmed, Christelle Rigual, Jeanine Reutemann, Claudia Zingerli
This contribution reflects on the power of filmmaking to build bridges across disciplines, geographies, science, policy and practice. The application of audiovisual media in a scientific context constitutes a boundary crossing.
The research documentary “Inequality and Conflict - Beyond us and them” emerged from a synthesis process across three international research partnership projects. It portrays activists, local leaders, researchers and policy-makers in five countries on four continents marked by diverse experiences with inequality and structural violence. One year after its premiere in November 2019, we collected testimonies - with both the target audiences and within the participating researchers and protagonists. “Inequality and Conflict – Beyond us and them” has transformed us beyond our expectations and repertoires.
This workshop is an invitation for debate and reflection about expanding research partnerships for SDG16+. The short video “BEYOND” will be accessible via a frame.io link. On this platform, participants can engage in a “social video dialogue” with comments, questions and discussions. We invite for debate and share ideas on how researchers, filmmakers, policy makers and activists across the globe can collaborate more creatively and effectively towards peace, equality and justice in a turbulent world. We emphasise the high degree of open and adaptive management that is necessary when working under conditions of high uncertainty, the instrumental role of enablers in fragmented knowledge systems and structures.