Two documentary filmmakers experienced in border areas, a lab that investigates contemporary mobility and an artist that researches the political side of the internet and its communities, will go in depth on how technology can help migration. In the current context of the crisis of the refugees, and migrants that everyday cross borders in different points of the world, mobile phones, alternative networks, chatbots, poetry and chat applications, can be used as powerful tools to help people in a situation of emergency.
Mohamed Jabaly, director of the documentary “Ambulance,” explains in his film how in 2014 he joined an ambulance team in Gaza during an Israeli offensive to help victims of a massacre.
Brigitte Scheffer, foreign correspondent in conflict zones, she was the producer of the BAFTA-winning series “Exodus: Our Journey to Europe,” where the crew followed refugees from Siria and Afganistan.
mobilitylab (Efraín Foglia and Jordi Sala) through developing free tools and creative practices, they imagine and put into practice, alternative communication devices as a social tool. They will present their concept-prototype “bot on”, a bot for messaging systems that generates alerts both in the digital space and the physical one to help in case of emergency: earthquakes, harassment,etc.
Joana Moll, researcher and artist, studies topics like internet surveillance and social control, and the precarious balance between politics, economics, data and human nature.
The five of them will participate in a session dedicated to freedom of movement and expression.
This activity is organized together with Insomnia Festival from Tromso (Norway) within the We Are Europe Framework.