Participatory videos directed by domestic workers, refugees/asylum seekers, and ethnic minorities in Hong Kong with Vivian Wenli Lin and Julie Ham
Part of 'Curating Development' - Autumn Term Seminar Series 2017
This presentation will highlight thematic concerns and issues featured in videos created by over 40 participants from Hong Kong’s migrant communities of domestic workers, refugee/asylum seekers and ethnic minorities. From February to April 2017, participants were trained using visual and arts-based methodologies to create one-minute video portraits about their daily lives in the Visualizing the Voices of Migrant Women Workers participatory video workshop series in Hong Kong. As directors of these videos, each participant was responsible in all aspects of video production, including scriptwriting, directing, producing, acting, and editing. Through this process, participants reflected on issues regarding migration, labor, and family. The videos have been screened privately to participants and their friends and families in a university setting, and are now poised to be screened for public audiences at film festivals, galleries, and academic conferences.
Dr. Julie Ham is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Hong Kong. Her recent book, Sex Work, Immigration and Social Difference (2016) explores the experiences of immigrant, migrant, and racialized sex workers in Vancouver, Canada and Melbourne, Australia. Her research on the criminology of mobility, intersectionality, gender and the use of social difference in migration has been published in Critical Social Policy; Work, Employment and Society; Sexualities; British Journal of Criminology; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Anti-Trafficking Review and a co-edited volume The Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration (2014). Julie’s work on the criminology of mobility is complemented by her extensive international engagement with networks such as the Asia-Pacific Mission for Migrants, Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women and the Border Crossing Observatory at Monash University.
Dr. Vivian Wenli Lin is the Co-Director of Voices of Women (VOW) Media, an international organization that has trained women using participatory media methods in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Nepal, Taiwan, India, and the Netherlands. VOW Media has worked with migrant sex workers, domestic workers, marriage migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers, women who have been trafficked and informal workers. VOW Media is committed to providing women from marginalized communities with innovative media tools, such as video, radio, and photography, to enable them to voice their own lives, to empower them, and strengthen their voices. We believe that personalizing women’s individual experiences can stop violence inflicted on women, change social norms, and end discrimination
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|15 Nov 2017||3:00pm - 5:00pm|
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