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17 October 2008

Symposium: Cultural Diversity, Media and the Creative Arts

Conceived as an exploratory conversation between journalists, filmmakers, academics, creative writers, dramatists and visual artists, this symposium aims to explore the relationship between media, migration and globalization; the politics, potential and limitations of diversity programming, in addition to questioning contemporary usage and mediated representations of ‘cultural diversity’ against the backdrop of an increasingly widening gap between policy formulations and everyday cultural practices.

In conjunction with the launch of Part II of the FOMACS’ film series, Moving Worlds: Cinemas of Migration, the symposium opens with a screening of On N’est Pas Des Marques De Vélo (We Are Not Cheap Brands) by Jean-Pierre Thorn. Set in France in the 1990s, the film offers a critical portrait of immigrant youth cultures and their negotiation of life in the ’banlieues’, set against their collective and creative self-expression through the medium of hip hop. cultural diversity, media & the creative arts’ is an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and the Alliance Française, supported by the French-German Elysée Cultural Fund, in collaboration with the School of Languages and the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, Dublin Institute of Technology.

Registration: Barbara Ebert, Goethe-Institut Dublin, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Phone: 6611155


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