On the occasion of the international #rjweek 2017, the EFRJ launched the film A CONVERSATION (No Theatre 2017) based on a theatre play where two families engage into a dialogue after the rape and murder of a young girl. During that week, the film, which has been subtitled in 15 languages by our members, was screened in 68 different venues in 26 countries and reached about 3000 people coming from different fields of expertise (e.g. mediators, lawyers, psychologists, criminologists, probation officers, prison staff, policemen, artists, researchers, policy officers, educators, youth workers, activists…).
A NEW SCREENING IS NOW ORGANISED in collaboration with our members Beata Czarnecka-Dzialuk and Anna Matczak. The film will be screened to the students of the Summer School 2018 “Security and Society” at Collegium Civitas (Warsaw 1 June). In the morning Beata will give a lecture on RJ, while in the afternoon the film will be screened followed by a discussion.
For more info please contact Beata at [email protected]
News after the screening:
Students said that Siw’s words “it’s a roller-coaster of emotions” are very accurate. They talked about changes in their feelings, about the turning points in the meeting (e.g. the emotional reaction of the victim’s mother, the therapist confession on her doubts and guilty feelings), about the smooth but successful actions of the mediator and about the “gains” (e.g. some kind of healing, as for victim’s parents). The common opinion was that it is worth to try mediation even in such difficult cases, but very carefully, and only if mediator is skilled and trained to be able to control situation to avoid an escalation of emotions. (Beata)