CID’s second video competition is now over, and the judges have reviewed all the videos. As a reminder, the instructions were to answer the question How do social media influence intercultural dialogue? in 90-120 seconds, on video.
2nd prize goes to Francesca Kroeger, Master’s student in Cognitive Semiotics at Aarhus University in Denmark. As she travels, she maintains a website, The Life Created.
Title: The Paradox of Social
Description: I am inspired by everyone I meet. They say you are the average of the five people closest to you. If that is the case, then I am the combined effort of close to thirty nationalities. I have been traveling continuously since the age of 15. I studied international communication and with every place I went, my curiosity only grew stronger. My dream is to inspire others, to go out and see the world. I hope to help people from different backgrounds connect, as I understand that not everybody is able to travel as freely as I am. This is the reason that I have been writing about my experiences, and more recently I started to document my journey also through the use of video. The footage in the Paradox of Social is all free stock footage, the edit and voice are mine. I want to show that you do not necessarily need fancy camera equipment or a passport to create bridges between cultures.
Music: I Wanna Live by Novalight
There were first, second and third place winners. Each of these is being highlighted in a separate post, as they warrant our attention. My thanks to the judges of the competition, professionals who made time to review student videos. Thanks also to all the competitors, who took the time to really think about the question of how social media influence intercultural dialogue.
Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue