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Bringing stories to life through animation

Life on the Move is a stop-motion animation exploring the complex reasons behind migration.

Animations can be a particularly powerful way to bring stories to life for students. As we introduce on this course, data and storytelling are important to reframing and reproducing critical and empathetic narratives around migration.

Life On The Move, this RIFA award-winning stop-motion video, has been produced by The London International Development Centre Migration Leadership Team (LIDC-MLT) at SOAS, in collaboration with BAFTA-nominated director Osbert Parker and PositiveNegatives.

Watch the video and in the comments section add your reflections on the following statements:

  1. Love and human experience are overlooked in migration teaching and learning.
  2. It is difficult to explore love and relationships as drivers of migration.
  3. Storytelling and arts are important to changing narratives and assumptions on migration.
  4. Engaging with data and facts will challenge assumptions on migration.
  5. Empathy is important to teaching and learning migration in my classroom.

Special thanks to the LIDC-MLT for permission to feature the Life On The Move in this course. The LIDC-MLT is jointly funded by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) and Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

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