This Is How People Responded When They Were Asked To Translate A Racist Message
Mar 20, 2015
Lithuania is a small European nation on the Baltic Sea. For decades, it was occupied by the Soviet Union and there was little diversity in its population. As a result, immigrant communities are still new there, and a small minority of nationalist parties have been very vocal about their hatred. This video comes at a critical moment in their history, to engage in this kind of dialogue with their citizens.
This powerful video was made by Svetima Geda, a campaign commissioned by the Lithuanian Center for Human Rights. "Svetima Geda" is a Lithuanian term that roughly translates to "foreign shame" and, in this case, is representative of the shame reasonable Lithuanians feel in seeing someone being discriminated against.