DokuFest will expand its civic education program as part of the project “School and Documentary”. In continuation of the project this year, we are integrating documentary films into school curricula in four other high schools in Prizren, Dragash, and Rahovec. We will establish and equip four cinema clubs in the selected schools and train 12 high school students in video activism. The education package will also be translated in Serbian language to meet the needs of the Serb and Gorani students.
In cooperation with the Directorate for Education DokuFest will organize a series of seminars for teachers, introducing them to the civic education packages and the use of documentary films in classes. Additionally we will organize two video activism training camps, instructing students to present human rights issues in documentary films. High school students will have the possibility to learn about techniques of story identification, use of equipment, filming and editing. Students will be given equipment to film and they will produce their own films treating human rights issues. All films will be screened at the 2013 DokuFest Festival during a special program featuring the young filmmakers.
Starting from 2008, DokuFest organized weekly screenings of socially-engaged documentaries and later established cinema clubs in high schools in the Prizren region. The project is part of DokuFest aim to contribute in the community by educating and raising awareness amongst students in topics of human rights and democratic values.
Project “School and Documentary” is implemented in cooperation with partner DokuFest, One World Festival in Prague and supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).