Saturday, 4 August 2012

Belgian short causes waves

This is a good illustration of how non-commercial 'amateur' or academic media productions have the potential to influence discourse and public opinion as much as representations within major romcoms, TV soaps etc...
Exasperated at enduring catcalls and more every time she walked out of her front door in Belgium, this student made her final course production a doc on this - and sparked a debate about criminalising such behaviour in both France and Belgium: see http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/03/belgium-film-street-harassment-sofie-peeters