Hey everyone! I’m really sorry about the late reply but I actually just noticed that I didn’t reply back when I should have. First of all, thank you for your feedback, I really appreciate it and I’m glad you enjoyed what you’ve seen, please send me the comments or feedback you have.
@bilal and @daramouracade asked me how my project links to lifelong learning and education. In my opinion, media and the arts play an important role in shaping cultures and societies; on the streets, we talk more about the movies we’ve seen, the news we’ve heard or the articles we’ve read than we talk about the algebra formula that we learned in high school. Not to mention that media is accessible to everyone, everywhere and anytime from graffiti splattered on walls to television to articles and studies posted online. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to academic education, especially in third-world or under-developed countries. Media and Academia complete each other: an academic background helps understand, analyze and process media in all its shapes and forms.
Education is power and a tool to move forward in life and education can be subtle (media) or direct (academia). Ever since I started with Fawra, I’ve been noticing that mainstream media is trying to take away the power from people by using fear and misinformation and a society can’t function when it’s based on fear. I started this project because I wanted to use the knowledge I had in the media to give room for other thoughts and stories to emerge that would inspire and bring back power to the people.
I hope this answer helps clarify things If you have any other questions, I’m all ears!