This festival will be the opportunity to share the achievements and the conclusions of four years of reflections, exchanges and practices.
This festival is a symposium about all the works done by and between countries during 4 years. Large audience as well as participants, youth workers and cuture professionals are invited to listen to the conclusions of this experience. We will share the results we draw from the implemented actions in terms of cultural audience development through the use of participatory video workshops with youngsters reflecting the european cultural diversity.
Video screenings, workshops, exhibitions, lectures, debates, reports, brainstorms, new politics on Cultural Audience development and similar topics/activities will be hounoured for ten days.
This first year of YEAD questionned a universal access to culture across the workshops led in all partner's countries. Here is an overview of what happened during a year of collaboration.
From september 2015 to september 2016, every YEAD partner was busy carriyng their workshops out. By the end of the processes, participants and operators involved in the workshops took the time to reflect on their experience and answered several questions. Read our "Year 1 - General conclusions" to find out the first outcomes of YEAD in Belgium, France, Italy, The Netherlands and Portugal.
First encounter from the bilateral exchange between Portugal and the Netherlands on the cultural influence(s) of the colonial period of those two countries in the current cultures.
To reflect on the colonial past, and its legacy today, the partners of the bilateral exchange team up with local instituions to create film projects over the context of the portuguese colonial war.
The first projects are filmed during the "portuguese week", in Viana do Castelo, and the focus is made on the colonial past itself. The colonial war is a relatively recent event and ther are still abundance of possible subjects places and people to shoot documentary projects on it.
For 5 days, dutch and portuguese participants adress colonialism from the perspective of the coloniser, and refkect on the devastating consequences of that system and its problematic legacy. The films focus on the war period and include locals of Viana as film subjects.
Five movies will result from this first phase, soon available on this page of our website!
Second encounter from the bilateral exchange between Portugal and the Netherlands on the cultural influence(s) of the colonial period of those two countries on the current available cultures.
Second encounter from the bilateral exchange between Portugal and the Netherlands on the topic of Cultural Influence(S).
This one takes place in Rotterdam with a more contemporary approach than the first one. The dutch group develops subjects on their connection to the cultural influences of the colonial past legacy in contemporary Netherlands. For this stage of the bilateral exchange, portuguese particpants will team up with the dutch working groups and realise common movies during a five-day workshop. After the shooting phase, the dutch participants accompany the editor in the editing film process. This way the post-production phase respect the aesthetical and formal intentions of the particpants involved.
German local workshop on the annual topic Cultural Influence(S), questionning the heritages of the german colonial past in the region of western Pomerania
The German local workshop on cultural influences involves youngsters in the discovery of colonial tracks in Neubrandenburg, a small city in the northeastern countryside of Germany. The pax investigate their colonial past by creating short films, questioning: Where are the traces of their colonial history within the city?
There are many stories to detect like the one of the black captives jailed in the prisoner camp “Fünfeichen” during the Second World War or the story of Dr. Bernhard Funk, a man who lived several years in Samoa and who donated many cultural artifacts to the regional museum before he died. After the collection of interviews and photo or other film material they recorded, they will be asked to conclude their findings in 100 second films.
The film sequences will all together provide a short impression of Neubrandenburg’s colonial past.
French local workshop on the second questionned topic: the "Cultural InfluenceS" of the french colonial empire in the contemporary society.
Alternatives intends to question the Cultural Influences of French colonialism through a fact of the news : the request from the Benin government to recover artefacts that ended in France during the colonial period.
By questionning the acquisition of those objects and their journey from Benin to french museum collections, participants are creating movies based on archives and interviews that will contrast the history of the French Colonial Empire.
Italian local workshop to question the Cultural Influence(S) of the italian colonial past in the contemporary society.
For this second year of the project, Ismu foundation works hand in hand with the MUDEC- Museo delle culture, to question the heritages of the italian colonial history from a collection of the museum.
Questionning what is familiar and unfamiliar in their city and young people with eritrean background, participants are creating short movies that reflect on their own perception of the influences of other cultures on contemporary daily life in Milan.