CONFLICT MEDIA WORKSHOP
A professional workshop with Patrice O’Neill
Department of Media and Communication, ELTE,
Múzeum körút 6-8, Room 34
What is the Role of the Documentary Filmmaker in Community Conflict?
How Do Media Make it Better or Worse?
What is the power of the documentary filmmaker to shape a community’s self-image when a hate crime has occurred?
What is the situation in Hungary when media cover racial, ethnic and cultural tensions and violence?
What are some factors that might make the media coverage more helpful to all sides in a community that is experiencing racial tensions?
Workshop sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, CEU Center for Communication Studies, ELTE Department of Media and Communication
USA documentary filmmaker Patrice O’Neill shares her experiences with divided communities in the USA, including the role of media before and after neo-Nazi marches, hate crimes and violence. We see film clips and discuss together the power of media to make these situations better or worse in Hungary and in Central Europe.
Patrice O’Neill’s first 1995 Not In Our Town documentary on American public television showed the role of the media in Billings, Montana when skinheads were challenging Native Americans, Jews and other minorities and the violence escalated. O’Neill has since created more award-winning films using recent case studies, dealing with high school bullying and racial, ethnic and cultural violence. O’Neill will share strategies for the role of media in building inclusive, safe communities. Her project is used now in 70 different U.S. cities and towns that have experienced tensions or violence, in high schools in Capetown, South Africa, and in other
countries, including Ukraine. Videos can be downloaded and more information is available at the Not In Our Town website, http://www.niot.org/
Simultaneous translation: English-Hungarian, courtesy of the Embassy of Norway
For more information contact
András Müllner, ELTE firstname.lastname@example.org