If you are a young aspiring film maker, aged between 18 and 26, live in Bosnia and consider yourself an activist, or would like to be, please apply.
The first workshops will take place from 2 – 6 July 2019, followed by two months of mentored creation of your short film, your subject matter, your images and what you want to say.
Full details can be found here APPLY NOW
The deadline will probably be extended so you have time to apply.
This is primarily a project about developing activism through story telling and film making and learning how to get your voice heard.
Further information from changingthestoryBIH@gmail.com
Changing The Story is a four-year international, multi-disciplinary project which supports the building of inclusive civil societies with, and for, young people in 5 post-conflict countries. It is a collaborative project between universities, INGOs, artists, grassroots civil society organisations and young people across the world. The countries are South Africa, Rwanda, Columbia, Cambodia and Kosovo.
Opera Circus was invited as artists in residence to take part in the first series of workshops in Prishtina in September 2018. This was followed by a successful bid to develop the practical part of a youth arts research project in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This will involve working with a group of young film makers from across BiH with the generous support of the Film Academy of the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology through Dr. Jasmin Hasic alongside Dr. Tiffany Fairey of the University of Arts, London and Dr. Henry Redwood of Kings College, London.
Robert Golden will be leading the practical training through the understanding of story telling in film as well as contributing to some of the learning around activism. Robert is not only an international photographer and film maker but has worked throughout his life against racism and injustice. Robert’s work will be seen at the Black Cultural Archives Gallery in Brixton, London from June 21st as part of the Commemoration of the Windrush Generation and their important contribution to the development of the UK after the Second World War.
TCFT youth leaders are developing the communication strategy (Francesco Pipparelli) and the web design and social media content (Marko Stankovic and Irina Maria Ganescu.)
Melisa Mehmedovic is the Project Leader and Lamia Sabic will be assisting Robert as a young film maker and mentor throughout the whole process. Both will be available to contact via Slack shortly.
Dr Jasmin Hasic also leads the NGO Humanity in Action which is an international educational organisation.
They aim to educate, inspire and connect a global network of students, young professionals and established leaders committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship—in their own communities and around the world.