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Globalization and human dimension of forced migrants : my kaaba is human

Author(s): Tas, Sinem, 1987-

Date: 2018

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Origin: Repositório da Universidade de Lisboa

Subject(s): Veli, Haji Bektash, 1248-; Appadurai, Arjun, 1949-; Nichols, Bill, 1942-; Refugiados; Globalização; Imigração; Humanismo; Documentários; Arte Multimédia (Especialização em Fotografia); Arte Multimédia (Especialização em Fotografia); Arte Multimédia (Especialização em Fotografia)


The purpose of this work is to understand and elucidate the correlation between immigration and globalization by examining cultural dimensions of globalism. As the world gets “smaller” and affected by globalism more and more each day it is important to see the bound of it with our daily lives and refugee crisis. In this dissertation I will examine globalism phenomenon and its relationship with refugee issue meanwhile human dimension of refugees will be the point to be headed. In this context globalism with economical dimensions will be explained, later the cultural dimension will be mentioned with referred to contemporary social-cultural anthropologist Arjun Appadurai’s perspective. While globalism makes people and cultures get close more to each other in a kind of strange way with recent political developments and refugee crisis people tend to forget the uniqueness of humanity and lead towards to more racist policies. Thus, this research includes some papers and books on the related topics of globalization, as much as source to support with philosophical thinking and approach the issue in a human level. In this regard, the humanism understanding of Hajı Bektashi Veli who is as humanist philosopher from Anatolia of 13th century will be referred in the work as supportive perspective. The aim is to visualize the integrity of the cultural dimension of globalization by reconciling it with the human dimension of immigrants. Globalism cannot be considered separated from economical changes in the world. Concordantly, it will be mention the economic dimension of globalism in dissertation, focusing on capitalism and “world system” as an economic theory. After all it will be revealed the relation between cultural impacts of global developments with forced immigrants and refugees. The project is formed in its basis as a documentary film, because, film/video is a powerful visual medium to raise a wide range of repercussions in social and humanitarian contexts, allowing opportunity of expression for filmmaker to make an impact specially in contemporary culture. Documentary as a visual material creates a language to evoke emotions, transmit the sense by letting the audience to be part of moment and feelings. According to American educator, theorist Edgar Dale people remember 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear, 30% of what they see but 50% percent of what they “see and hear”. (Dale’s Cone of Experience). Documentary film as a medium lets viewer establish more profound bound and deeper engagement with subject. It creates an impact that, writing language cannot do with letters. The viewer looks at the subject's gaze. The audience who has the voice of the subject has the chance to experience the physically inaccessible environment. Furthermore, it can be effective call-to-action and make profound changes in global world. Motivated by the increasing need to provide support to refugee crisis, I sought to work out this dissertation and documentary in order to allow people to see the behind doors of each one and be a part of their struggles. Because the change will only start by being aware and informed

A tese possui um video em anexo, apenas disponível para consulta na biblioteca da FBAUL - COTA CDA 194

Document Type Master thesis
Language English
Advisor(s) Medeiros, Margarida, 1959-
Contributor(s) Tas, Sinem, 1987-
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