Justified Responses

Research about Civil Disobedience presented as a fictional story

Justified Responses is a speculative fictional story based on real acts of civil disobedience that took place between 1999-2008. The story takes place in a near future, in which state surveillance made any idea of resistance appear impossible. Through the discovery of de-classified official documents created and shared under opaque conditions, the main character finds out what civil disobedience is and starts thinking of it as a tool for change.

This fictional research aims to present civil disobedience in its complexity and to show the asymmetrical power differences in the public debate, hegemonic discourses, and ideological self-conceptions. Furthermore, it intended to show civil disobedience as being carried out not by heroes or radical outlaws, but by “regular” citizens, who one day reached the invisible line between witnessing the injustice around them and reacting to it.

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