Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
Despite the fact that children and youth are worldwide known as the power for change, in Palestine they are very much deprived from opportunities that enable them to invest their inherent energetic capabilities in a creative and peaceful manner to express themselves, tell their personal stories. The Next Generation Program, therefore, implements filmmaking workshops that provide the children and youth with a new and unique experience to creatively tell their stories, express their feelings, beliefs, thoughts, opinions, hopes and despair. The project included: 1. Screening and dialogue sessions were organized in five cities: Jerusalem, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Hebron and Gaza. 2. 23 filmmaking workshops were implemented in the above-mentioned cities. 3. Over 40 youth-produced short films were produced using iPads. 4. Training of Trainers for 13 young trainers and moderators focusing on children dialogue and filmmaking using iPads. 5. 10-day Talent Campus organized in Bethlehem, where 8 children took intensive on-hand filmmaking lessons; script writing, lighting, sound, acting, filming, makeup effect and editing using a professional setup. 6. Two films where produced by the Talent Campus participants, and the films were screened during Palestine Cinema Days festival in October 2019. Key objectives: Provide Palestinian children and youth with a rare opportunity to be part of something fun, creative, safe, and sociable. The program, aimed at enhancing the next generation’s opportunities for cultural development and creativity by exposing them to age-appropriate films away from the commercial productions they consume through TV channels. The screenings are followed by dialogue, where the children and youth express their personal opinions, views, and ideas regarding the screened films.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
Spreading the culture of cinema in Palestine, allowing youth to build this culture through knowledge and understanding of how a film functions and is utilized to tell a story.