By Marius Smith
After twelve months of writing, producing and editing, our second series of Have You Got That Right? is completed, and episode 1 has been released. This series will focus on nine topical human rights issues, including self determination, eviction, freedom of expression, bullying and the right to strike.
Over the course of this year, we will publicise each video on the relevant international day. Naturally, we have released our first episode – What is Discrimination? – in March to coincide with both Zero Discrimination Day on 1 March and International Women’s Day on 8 March.
The short video – like all of the season two episodes – features Australian comedian Alice Fraser as host, and explains how international law bans many forms of discrimination while allowing some types of different treatment to help historically disadvantaged groups, such as racial minorities, people with a disability and women to name a few. It’s designed to be funny and satirical while illustrating a serious point – that discrimination is harmful to individuals and society. This is an important message to send at a time of heightened racial, religious and gender discrimination in the world.
The videos are designed to be a brief introduction to the topic, but we have also provided loads of extra information on the project website for those who want to delve a little deeper. You can watch the video and access the extra information here.
Since launching the “What is Discrimination?” on 1 March, it has been viewed well over 20,000 times, predominantly on Twitter and Facebook.
See one of our Twitter posts here:
And our Facebook video here:
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