Cindy Horst / Research Director, Research Professor. Migration and Refugee Studies. Peace Research Institute Oslo

PositiveNegatives manage to touch hearts by making the consequences of violence and conflict visible in new ways. Ways that readers and viewers can relate to even if what they see is something many would prefer not to know. The asylum seekers and refugees we meet, fleeing from death by neighbours and carrying their many painful memories with them, are also husbands, son-in-laws, mothers, sisters, grandsons... We can relate to them as human beings, even when we'd rather not see our shared humanity.