The Mobilizing Role of Social Media.  Ukrainian revolution of 2014 (also known as the Euromaidan Revolution or Revolution of Dignity)

 

Lecture conducted by Yulia Zakutnia,

an expert of Institute of Partnership and Sustainable Development in Paris, France

on the frames of Sarajevo-sur-Seine Film Festival, March 11-19, 2017

 

France is the country with the high level of diversity and respect, with the multicultural society of people of different origins. However, with rising radicalism (Marine Le Pen got 1/5 of all votes) the topic of human rights and peace-building attracts special attention.

 Following Sarajevo Film Festival which takes part in Bosnia and Herzegovina every year since the Sarajevo siege in 1995 and highlights the complicated situation in Balkans, EGAM selected the best documentaries from the festival to show them in Paris. The Sarajevo-sur-Seine Film Festival took part in Paris for the second time on March 11-19.

 Prior to the festival, European Leaders Training Seminar took part to make together NGO workers from different countries and think over the state of human rights in the world.

During it, the participants had many plenary sessions on the history of refugees, the state of racism, discrimination and anti-Semitism in Europe, human rights. They talked to immigrant, visited the places of terror attacks in Paris, went to the city of Béziers where right-wing powers have strong support, attended Museum of Immigration that features the stories of the very first immigrants to France in a very engaging way - showcasing personal belongings and telling the story of the first person from each country who got French passport. For instance, the red dress from a picture belongs to the Romanian-Ukrainian family.

During it, the participants had many plenary sessions on the history of refugees, the state of racism, discrimination and anti-Semitism in Europe, human rights. They talked to immigrant, visited the places of terror attacks in Paris, went to the city of Béziers where right-wing powers have strong support, attended Museum of Immigration that features the stories of the very first immigrants to France in a very engaging way - showcasing personal belongings and telling the story of the first person from each country who got French passport. For instance, the red dress from a picture belongs to the Romanian-Ukrainian family.

You can check out for the documentaries selected for the festival by the links:

“Among the Believers”, by Mohammed Ali Naqvi (Pakistan, USA): http://www.amongthebelieversfilm.com/

“Depth Two”, by Ognjen Glavonić (Serbia): https://www.berlinale.de/en/archiv/jahresarchive/2016/02_programm_2016/02_Filmdatenblatt_2016_201614546.php#tab=video25

“The Siege”, by Rémy Ourdan and Patrick Chauvel (Bosnia and Herzegovina, France): http://www.agatfilmsetcie.com/fiche-film_en.php?id=682

“Baglar”, by Berke Bas, Melis Birder (Turkey): http://baglarfilm.org/?lang=en

“Korida”, by Siniša Vidović (Austria): http://www.korida-film.com/

“My Own Private War”, by Lidija Zelović (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Netherlands): http://www.taskovskifilms.com/?film=my-own-private-war

“A Mere Breath”, by Monica Lazurean-Gorgan (Romania): https://www.visionsdureel.ch/en/film/a-mere-breath

 

Photos by EGAM (European Grassroots Antiracist Movement).