CID’s third video competition is now over, and the judges have reviewed all the videos. As a reminder, the instructions were to show that listening is how intercultural dialogue starts, in 90-120 seconds, on video.
2nd prize goes to Shanoy Coombs, who comes from Jamaica, and who is studying Intercultural Communication and International Development at the University of Sheffield, in the UK, where she blogs about communication, culture and Intercultural communication issues.
Title: Listen Towards Intercultural Dialogue
Description: “It’s easy to listen to others who are like you but not always those who think and act differently. Yet for Intercultural Dialogue to be effective, we have to listen to those who are different from us. This video highlights the many benefits of listening as a part of the conflict resolution process. The video specifically highlights the native voices of persons from different cultural backgrounds and each person shares one main benefit of listening as a part of the Intercultural Dialogue process. The video then transitions to a singular language and emphasizes the point about listening. The video therefore shows the importance of individuality in Intercultural Dialogue as well as collective aims of the process.”
There were first, second and third place winners, and an award of excellence. 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 how listening is where intercultural dialogue starts, despite the pandemic.
Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue