The Past, Present, and Future of Civic Entertainment in India

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The Past, Present, and Future of Civic Entertainment in India

11 August 2018 11AM onwards

The Godrej Culture Lab is proud to collaborate with the Center for Civic Media - MIT Media Lab for The Past, Present, and Future of Civic Entertainment in India on August 11.

 

For democracy to survive, civic engagement is required. Learning to be watchdogs, hold leaders accountable, lobby for causes, and ensure political promises become policies are important roles and responsibilities of citizens. However, citizens have low trust in public institutions actually being able to change, and we have little knowledge about how to bring about change. When we’re angry about a problem, we’re often left with the questions – ‘what can I do?’ Or ‘what is the solution?’

That’s where Civic Entertainment can step in. Civic Entertainment is defined as the genre of stories in film, television, radio, literature, or in digital content that inspires civic engagement.

The two-day event will bring together media makers, civic activists, and edutainment theorists to explore different models of civic engagement in India, the best techniques that have been used to create thought and behavior-change through entertainment, and past and current trends of civic and political representation in Indian entertainment.

More details out soon!

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The Past, Present, and Future of Civic Entertainment in India

11 August 2018 11AM onwards

Please register separately for each attendee. We regret that children below the age of 13 are not permitted for our events.

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