The project is aimed towards the Palestinian refugee camp community in Burj Al Shemali (Lebanon), and its goal is to raise awareness on the effects that the permanent absence of civil and social rights in everyday life for the Palestinian population experienced for over 70 years, through the creation of audiovisual artistic expressions made by the refugees themselves. The team, composed by young Italian volunteers, will provide the tools to help guests (refugees) create artistic material. Scheduled workshops will be held for specific photography, video making, creative and journalistic writing, interspersed with recreational activities. The purpose of the workshops is to offer the community an opportunity to create artistic content and/or work documenting the situation in which refugees have been living for four generations, and in which they currently live. The final products will be available on the interactive media platform (the blog), and it will be displayed in exhibitions held in different locations, between Italy, Lebanon and other refugee camps. This project is directed at children (10/14 yo) and youngsters (15/19 and 20/25 yo), and it will develop in a spirit of cooperation with the local artistic network(associations or single artists).
1° Phase: Meet-up
The first week is exclusively devoted to artistic and sports activities to facilitate empathy with participants.
These activities will be proposed again during the whole project, together with organized tours outside the camp.
In this period the volunteers will meet associations, families and all the young participants to come in contact with the reality of the camp.
2° Phase: Workshops
Photography, video making and journalistic writing workshops aim to provide the participants with the fundamentals of these disciplines to give them the possibility to express themselves.
3° Phase: Selection of material
This will be the editing phase for the projects realized by the participants.
4° Phase: Awareness campaign
We will organize:
• exhibitions in italian galleries
• exhibitions in Lebanon and in Burj al Shemali camp
• conferences in institutions, schools and universities
This project will be developed from our volunteer team, together with ULAIA and all the other associations that are taking part in the project. They will be taking care of every artistic, cultural aspect and logistic issue related to the organization of a series of exhibitions to be held between Italy and Lebanon. The team will evaluate all propositions on the basis of cost effectiveness and logistics.
It is with concrete projects aimed at children, young people and women that we display our solidarity, thanks to our supporters and volunteers.
In Lebanon, in the Palestinian refugee camps. In Italy, in schools, libraries and other educational institutes and