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CIC Winnipeg: A screening of “Strangers at Home” will be followed by a talk with Dr. Plaut

March 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT


“Strangers” Among Us: Exploring Current Narratives of Fear and Resistance

In Europe, waves of immigrants have renewed feelings of resentment towards people perceived as “outsiders.” Political and economic uncertainty has led some politicians to search for scapegoats in traditionally ostracized communities. Extremist voices are gaining political power, driving some Europeans to take to the streets to “claim back” their place in Europe. As a result, millions of people in Europe are feeling like strangers at home.

By working with a multiplicity of storytellers across different geographical, social, political and professional locations, Strangers at Home – a nine segment “anthology documentary” – challenges the simplified narrative and embraces the complexity and nuance of this troubling trend.

Speaker’s Biography
Dr. Shayna Plaut’s work is at the intersection of academia, journalism and advocacy, focusing on how people represent themselves in their own media in order to create social and political change. Today she serves as the Research Manager for the Global Reporting Centre and the project manager for Strangers at Home.

Event Partner
Global College and Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg

Date and Time
Tuesday March 14, 2017
5:30pm to 7:30pm

University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9

This is a free event.

Event Contact
Robert Nash | winnipeg@thecic.org | (431)999-1924


March 14, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT