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ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP

CINEMA FOR THE SOCIAL INCLUSION OF REFUGEES

METHODOLOGY

The Course promotes social inclusion through media, in particular through films and documentaries showing possible role models for refugees.

Participants will become familiar with the rational, training methodology and tools developed by the partners of the ERASMUS+ project “CINEMA FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION – RefugeesIN”.

Participants will become familiar with the RefugeesIN Learning Package which includes learning strategies, methods and resources to support the RefugeesIN Course.

The RefugeesIN Course provides adult learning opportunities to social inclusion by critical analysis of European cinema and documentary film making on inspiring refugees’ life stories, it will also enable participants to shoot their own films about social inclusion.

RefugeesIN will introduce the participants to two topics: social inclusion, what needs to be done and learned in order to promote social and production of short documentaries.

Activities will include presentation of the educational material, sessions on topics such as strategies for social inclusion, screening and critical analysis of European cinema and documentary film making on inspiring refugees’ life stories, as well as a cinema atelier for the production of new short films, which will be organized in collaboration with refugees.

This course is addressed to adult educators of refugees, adult education providers, staff and civil society organisations, experts on adult education and social inclusion and experts on European film.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Stimulating critical thinking, increasing level of digital competence and research for a greater understanding and responsiveness to social, ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity, are an essential part of the response to the current crisis and to develop resistance to all forms of discrimination. This Course aims to raise public awareness about cohesive and inclusive societies, the role of film in fostering representations of social inclusion and about how refugee communities can be embraced as part of an overall societal inclusion process.

Adult educators will live an exciting learning experience, within a multicultural environment framed by a creative process, enabling them to learn by doing, a new methodology mediated by cinema and create own specific didactical resources (documentaries), well adapted to the needs of the refugees on their route to social inclusion. With the guidance of experienced filmmakers, they will have the unique opportunity to research, write, produce and direct their own documentary short-film in close collaboration with refugees/asylum seekers.

The main objective of the course is to prepare participants to be able to use cinema as a tool for breaching stereotypes and portraying actual and inspiring life stories of well-included former refugees and having a modelling role for the newcomers’ social inclusion.

RefugeesIN Package (with Brochure, Film Catalogue, Course and Guide) is prepared and a pilot course is conducted where refugees themselves shoot short documentaries on real life stories of social inclusion

By the end of the course participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the potential use and exploitation of the RefugeesIN Learning Packaged which includes:

  • Brochure
  • Film Catalogue
  • Course
  • Guide
  • List of the selected European films demonstrating social inclusion
  • 12 RefugeesIN documentaries including supporting fact sheets

PROGRAMME

All our courses are offered in a basic (6 days – 20 hours) or advanced edition (12 days – 40 hours).

BASIC COURSE

DAY 1

Arrival of the participants and welcoming session

DAY 2

Introduction to the RefugeesIN Course, Package and Social Inclusion

DAY 3

European Cinema and Social Inclusion

DAY 4

Real life stories: the power of Self-biographical narratives

DAY 5

Turning Life Stories into Screenplays

DAY 6

Free (departure of participants attending the basic course).

ADVANCED COURSE

DAY 7

Guided tour of Umbrian medieval villages and natural sites.

DAY 8

Organised study visits/Free Time

DAY 9

Screening and Critical Debate of the 12 Documentaries created within the RefugeesIN Cinema Workshop in partner countries.

DAY 10

Filmmaking – Cinema atelier (production of 1/2 documentaries in group)

DAY 11

Filmmaking – Cinema atelier (production of 1/2 documentaries in group)

DAY 12

Departure of participants.

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Resources

Here below you can download all the additional and support resources developed with the RefugeesIN project.

  1. Brochure
  2. Film Catalogue
  3. Course & Manual
  4. Guide
  5. 12 RefugeesIN documentaries including supporting fact sheets

For more information and the translated version of some of these resources visit https://www.refugeesinproject.eu/en/