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關於【媒體】

2012年第十屆社運電影節受到匯豐驅趕(註),主流媒體口徑一致地歪曲報導成響應「佔領華爾街」的「佔領中環人士」重返匯豐。三人成虎,媒體告知大眾一個個「被事實化的事實」。通過微妙的媒體框架,主流媒體有意無意地悲情化社會弱勢,或妖魔化主流社會不歡迎的人群;通過畫面、聲音、拍攝角度的截取甚至是記者衣著裝扮的設計,以偏概全甚至歪曲事理,觀眾對事實的理解也只能如瞎子摸象。大眾媒體似乎力量無窮,可以影響民意甚至左右政局。但,作為運動者或普通市民,我們是否只能如此無力地接受?本屆電影節的數部影片均有探討媒體之於社會議題的討論和社會運動發展當中的角色。
註:詳見《匯豐皇國(2012.10.6-7) 社運電影節十年最黑暗的兩天」》,http://smff2012.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/smffvshsbc/

on media

in 2012, the 10th hong kong social movement film festival is forcefully evicted by the hsbc security guards*, the mass media distorted the news as “occupy central” activists tried to re-occupy the hsbc ground-floor space (“occupy central” as echoing the “occupy wall street” movement in north america). mass media attempt to tell the public the “facts” they produced. with delicately-made news frame, mass media somewhat traumatize the weaks or demonize the marginalized communities which are not welcomed by the mainstream society. the selected images, sound, filming angles or even the outfit of the reporters shown on the television, could only tell the public part of the truth (even no truth) as the mass media wish. it seems that, mass media is so powerful that the public could not avoid but only to accept this cruelty. but, is it the whole story? as ordinary citizens or as activists, you may seek possible answers from the films.

* : see <hsbc kingdom 2012.10.6-7, the darkest two days for the ten-year social movement film festival> http://smff2012.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/smffvshsbc/

 

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