11 June
Type of event: 
Addressing American Audiences through Narrative & Film about Nakba
Organizing office: 
IPS Beirut
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Event Theme: 
About the event: 

Research on Palestine is a seminar series hosted by the Institute for Palestine Studies in Beirut. It is geared towards up-and-coming researchers, but the series will discuss any new research in Palestinian Studies. It gives researchers the opportunity to reflect on the story behind their projects as well as their research findings. The speaker will address issues related to how to effectively address a Western, particularly American, audience by first studying the audience and assessing their knowledge, including audience segmentation. Second, the speaker will share case studies and some success/failure stories from her experience connected to making her documentary 1948: Creation & Catastrophe. Third, the speaker will engage in a conversation with the audience about their perceptions of an average American audience, its knowledge of the Palestinian struggle, and the shifting tide in the US mainstream media.

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