The school project ‘Mix it’ – an initiative of the Deutsche Filmakademie and bilderbewegen e.V. – took place from 3 to 7 June in Fürstenwalde and was a great success. For the first time realised in cooperation with FILM OHNE GRENZEN/WITHOUT BORDERS Festival, 30 young people – with and without a history of flight – from the European School OSZ Oder-Spree jointly shot three short films on the subject of „elections“.
In the first film everything revolves around the fictitious party FMP – „Fürstenwalder Mixed party“ – which was developed by the students for this film project. The other film is about a girl who is allowed to vote and doesn’t want to – and about a boy who wants to vote but isn’t allowed to. The third film is a documentary about the project week itself. While working on the films, the young people dealt with highly sensitive questions: where they see themselves politically as young people ? What do they think about migration? What prejudices do they have and who are their (political) role models?
For Wanissou Bounou from Benin, this week fulfills a long cherished wish: ‚I like this workshop so much, because the fugitives can finally get together with the locals by working togehter on the films and get to know each other in a completely different way in the team.‘
Anyone wishing to see the results of this project week has the opportunity to do so on August 29, 2019 in Bad Saarow: in the presence oft the participants and other guests the three films will premiere at the FILM OHNE GRENZEN/WITHOUT BORDERS Festival.
Afterwards they will be screened on the Youtube Channel of ‘mix it’: youtube.com/mixitfilmprojekt
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