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United We Watch: Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF) on Social Cohesion

This document presents the results of a pilot study on the effect of the GMFF on social cohesion by looking at how films and public film screenings can impact perceptions and attitudes towards migrants. The study found that participation in social mixing events, such as GMFF film screenings, positively influenced attendees’ perceptions of migrants, positively changed their attitudes towards diversity and has the potential to bring different communities together – suggesting that films and film screenings are a powerful advocacy tool in facilitating social cohesion. The comprehensive results of the evaluation are found here:  https://gmdac.shinyapps.io/gmff/