‘Bamba’s Story’ selected for Diversity & Religion exhibit

Bamba Donde in Bilbao, Spain.

We’re thrilled to share that a documentary video from our series, Migrant Lives in Pandemic Times, was one of four videos to be selected for the Get The Trolls Out! Diversity & Religion Exhibition in London. Learn more about the exhibit and register for the free closing event on March 2, 2023 at the University of Westminster.

‘Bamba’s Story’ follows a Senegalese street seller named Bamba Donde in 2021 in Bilbao, Spain, as he navigates Covid-19 restrictions. His story is one about family, music, religious community, and connection. It was filmed by Araia Tamayo Alvarez. You can watch the video at www.migrantlives.net or on our YouTube channel.

Migrant Lives in Pandemic Times is a digital storytelling project produced by the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration at Toronto Metropolitan University and Migration Matters (Berlin). Recorded during the summer of 2021, the project presents both personal testimony and expert analysis to explore how the everyday realities of 12 migrants from across the globe have changed during the pandemic. During the project, Migration Matters led the creative direction and concept development of the series as well as remotely trained and coached scholars around the world to film protagonists locally. The Migration Matters team also edited the documentary shorts and developed the project platform.

More on the exhibit: Get The Trolls Out! and the University of Westminster’s Diversity & Inclusion Research Community invite you to explore ‘Action Against Hate: Diversity & Religion’ exhibition on display at the University of Westminster’s Regent’s Street campus. ‘Action against Hate explores the theme of ‘Diversity and Religion’ through artwork and films made by artists and video makers from across Europe. With an emphasis on a recent increase in antisemitic and anti-Muslim visual images, this exhibition aims to counter such hateful content by promoting inclusive narratives about ‘Diversity and Religion.’