Intercultural Extraneity

Project Pitch: Dealing with stereotypes on foreign ground

Guiding quote: In a world of strangers you must always keep one eye on what you have and with the other eye look out for things you do not have.

Purpose: For both parties to not only gain more knowledge and a new perspective on a different culture, but also to get rid of any misconceptions they might have about the said culture, particularly stereotypes.

1. What is the purpose of the visual presentation? Purpose of the visual presentation is to bring us closer, moreover, the video is the best way to communicate and present our ideas in these circumstances. 2. What is the hook? An introduction that is going to capture viewer’s attention containing some shocking or interesting facts, or intriguing stereotypical situations. 3. How is it timely/relevant? Stereotypes have always been an issue between people, so raising awareness about this is necessary until they disappear or are minimized as much as possible. 4. Who is the audience? The audience can vary from young to elderly people; the more people see it and is acquainted with the topic the better. 5. What is it about? The video aims to share some of our experiences and facts that we’ve gathered in an interesting and informative way. 6. What is the storyline (remember to list scene format, e.g. interview, slides, etc.)? Introduction – picture slides or video example showing situations where people encountered stereotypical barriers, with some interesting facts. Body – conversation between American and Serbian students exchanging their experiences, opinions and explaining why stereotypes are dangerous and why we should get rid of them. Conclusion – end the video with the corresponding quote that sums up everything or with the explained moral of the story. Everything is followed by occasional interesting pictures or royalty free videos, with poeple talking in the background.

Groups: Dallas, Latecomers, Jana, Morgan, Stephen

“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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