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Tongue in cheek video fighting racism

17 June 20220 comments

Victoria’s Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has produced an innovative and humorous video aimed at combating racism.

The video, titled ‘The Anti-Racism Race’, which explores attitudes and mind sets around racism was unveiled at the recent Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils (FECCA) 2022 Conference in Melbourne.

EOHRC Community Engagement Advisor Monica Forson said the game was aimed at delivering an anti-racism message in a new and interesting way.

Set in a surrealist Anti-Racism game show, characters from different walks of life compete in a series of rounds on their knowledge of racism to be the most Anti-Racist person.

“Light-hearted with tongue-firmly-in-cheek, the film is a blend of the game show-meets-reality TV show format, where the characters are invited to share their dismay and feelings in interviews throughout the progress of the game,” Ms Forson said.

To make the video the commission collaborated with Cinespace, a non-profit screen industry association supporting people from First Nations and culturally diverse and under-represented communities across Victoria.

The video is a project stemming from the commission’s Reducing Racism Project which aims to support multicultural communities to understand and exercise their rights and to make it easier to report racism.

“Victoria’s rich cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths. Regardless of where you’re from, what you look like, what you believe or what language you speak, no one should have to endure racism in the place they call home,” Ms Forson said.

The commission has also created a Reducing Racism Hub.

“We have created this hub as a one-stop shop to help people understand and combat racism,” Ms Forson said.

“The hub also hosts a range of digital resources for communities who experience racial or religious discrimination and vilification to access information about their rights and reporting options,” she said.

See the video here: Reducing Racism Hub: The Anti-Racism Race | Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

Visit the Hub here: Reducing Racism Hub | Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission