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Moving Images: The Media Representation of Refugees

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Bettina Roy

on 18 September 2012

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Transcript of Moving Images: The Media Representation of Refugees

Wright (2010) Moving Images:
The Media Representation of Refugees This text explores the visual representation of refugees Overview of Text: So... refugee images are images of physical mobility It suggests that refugee images originate from Christian iconography The treatment of forced migration in fiction films A world interest in refugees and asylum seekers exists in
contemporary society Relevance of Text: Our knowledge of refugees comes from the media Our attitudes towards refugees are shaped by media We are a visual culture We have a limited understanding when it comes to information conveyed through visual media forms It examines television images of refugees What are 'refugees'? People who are "outside their country of origin and are unable or unwilling to return there… on account of a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion,” (UN Convention, 1951) Christian Iconography: Old Testament: Exodus: Madonna and Child: New Testament: The Television Portrayal of Refugees: The "Road Movie" Refugees in Fiction Films: According to Wright's method of categorisation, what type of refugee image ('Old Testament,' 'New Testament,' 'Exodus' or 'Madonna and Child') are the following? Why? Activity:
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