Audiovisual presentation "Historias de mi viejo” and " Batambal " created by young entrepreneurs within the Youth Path program in Costa Rica
The audiovisual "Historias de mi viejo" and " Batambal" will be presented in the southern zone of Costa Rica (Palmar Sur and Batambal) on Agoust 29th and 30th.
On September 29th the presentation will be at UNESCO Office in San José. Both films are the final stage of Youth Path Program developed over the past year and a half.
These two films of 15 and 35 minutes long are realized by a group of young people living in communities near Precolumbian Chiefdom Settlements with Stone Spheres of the Diquís in Costa Rica, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2014. The creation of these audiovisuals has been possible thanks to funding from the Spanish Cooperation and are the final stage of Youth Path program developed over the past year in six World Heritage sites in Central America Region. The Youth Path Program looks to create and strengthen the skills of Centro American vulnerable young people who live near world heritage sites to generate cultural entrepreneurship in sustainable and communitarian tourism to reduce poverty.
The agenda for these days includes in addition to the projection of videos, the presentation of the working model used from the Culture Sector of the UNESCO Office in San José for the development of YPT program, the presentation of the experience and methodology used for the realization of short films as well as a discussion panel open to the people attending the event and with the intervention of the young participants of the project.
This event is to show the work of these young people but also to reflect about new possibilities to activate the cultural life of the communities in the south, to inform young people about the history of their communities, and promote the participation of the community in future cultural processes.