10 June 2011

Multimedia Resources

Go Back To Where You Came From (SBS, June 2011) [access]
- Documentary series on six "Australians who...go on a confronting 25-day journey tracing in reverse the journeys that real refugees have taken to reach Australia." Will be aired June 21-23. The web site also includes an interactive simulation called "Asylum: Exit Australia." See related article on the series.

Helping the Displaced: A Long Road Home (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, May 2011) [access]
- Video podcast from Elizabeth Ferris.

Inside Disaster: Haiti (PTV, 2011) [access]
- "An interactive educational website about the Haiti earthquake and humanitarian work" that was produced as a companion to a three-part documentary. The section on the earthquake itself includes a simulation which requires participants to make decisions as earthquake survivors, aid workers, or journalists. Also included are videos, photos and background information on the earthquake and on humanitarianism generally.

New Videos from Our Detention and Asylum Program (Women's Refugee Commission, June 2011) [access]
- Four new short videos on "some of the most pressing issues facing immigrants and those seeking asylum in the United States."

Refugee Studies Centre Resource DVD (available July 2011) [info]
- Provides free access to RSC publications, or "over 1700 items on 100 countries, most published within the last five years. All publications are available either as web pages or PDF files. They are subdivided by geographical area and by theme, including recent additions on statelessness, environmental change and migration, urban displacement, protection, research and methodology, and many more."

Visit a Virtual Refugee Camp: The City That Shouldn't Exist (Danish Refugee Council, June 2011) [access]
- "An interactive game on Facebook [that] challenges young people to take on the role of a humanitarian aid worker." Presumably this is a re-worked version of the original game that was removed from the web.

[Photo credit: Inside Disaster, "The Haiti Earthquake"]

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