People Are Asked to Translate Hate Speech to a Black Immigrant


What would you do if you had to explain a racist comment on Facebook to a black immigrant? Could you say much more than the participants in Svetima Geda, or Foreign Shame, a social experiment commissioned by the Lithuanian Center For Human Rights?

We invited people (not professional actors) to participate in a casting for an ad. In advance, we gave no specifics on what the ad would be about. When they had arrived, we had asked them to wait a second in our waiting room. They had no clue the waiting room was not real, and we were filming them already there with our hidden cameras.

What happened next? Watch the video.


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