Hope(less)? : biographies of radicalization

TitleHope(less)? : biographies of radicalization
Publication TypeAudiovisual
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsM.E. de Bruijn, and Sijsma S.E.
PublisherVoice4Thought, Universiteit Leiden
Place PublishedLeiden
KeywordsChad, Mali, radicalism

In this film, produced by Voice4Thought, we follow two researchers who, on their turn, follow people who live(d) through long periods of violence, conflict and hardship in Chad and Mali. The stories they encounter are stories of lost hopes, of feelings of being misunderstood, and of radicalization in multiple ways. The two stories of the researchers show how working on such stories also influences their positions, and finally radicalizes their positions. This film tells the story of the process of radicalization. However, it is mostly a reflection on this process, and how it is an almost inevitable outcome of an unjust world. It raises questions such as: Is it possible to keep distance from the stories when you study them? How do you reflect on the suffering you see? And how does this influence their work and the decisions they take? What do these stories tell us about political interventions in radicalization processes?


Film documentary presented at the The Hague Humanity Hub on 29 November 2018.

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