Thursday 19 November 13.30-15.00
W&N Building: M-648
VU University, Amsterdam
Time to Look at Girls: Migrants in Bangladesh and Ethiopia
Marina de Regt, Assistant Professor
Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Abstract: As part of the research project Time to Look at Girls: Adolescent girls migration and development a documentary film was made. The film explores the circumstances, decision-making, experiences and consequences of migration for adolescent girls in Bangladesh and Ethiopia. The film is based on four parallel stories about the migration trajectories of adolescent girls. Breaking away from the dominant focus on girls as victims of trafficking, this film gives evidence of the resilience, creativity and agency of young migrant girls who face difficult choices. As one of the lead researchers of the research project, Marina de Regt was closely involved in the making of the documentary in Ethiopia. She will introduce the film and share her experiences of the production process and talk about the reception of the film in Ethiopia, where it had its premiere in October 2015.
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