This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book examines how journalistic practices contribute to the continuous construction of cultural memory. It argues that the imperial past of Austria has not been excavated and has not become part of public consciousness. The book provides not only to the forgotten legacy of Italian colonialism in Eastern Africa but also to the many forms of internal colonization within the nation. It focuses on the contested notion of the Europe from the vantage point of migrant cinema by analyzing how the politics of encounter is represented in three European migrant films: Yasmin, Unveiled and The Unknown Woman. The book examines how the notion of conviviality takes shape, cinematic and artistic productions, by paying attention to the dominant paradigm of British multiculturalism and how it connects and relates to other forms of emerging multiculturalism within Europe such as in the case of Spain.