5 pm Presentation of the Art for Change programme run by ”la Caixa”
5.15-6.30 pm Panel discussion: Creative Participatory Video Processes
Moderated by Diego Salazar, director of projects at Connectats, which promotes interdisciplinary cultural and educational programmes and encourages collaboration between educators, mediators, cultural managers and local communities in order to tackle social challenges and bring about change through action.
Jacqueline Gómez (Medellín, Colombia) is the cofounder and director of projects at El Movimiento, which promotes the use of sign language and improved access to film. She has carried out educational programmes for appreciating and making films, narrative and audiovisual contents for the deaf and the blind and has advised the Colombian Ministry of Culture on its Colombia de Película. Mi cine accesible programme. She was also in charge of the Inclucine project, which offers lessons on key filmmaking concepts in sign language, with dubbing and audio description.
Jacqueline Gómez is also presenting a selection of shorts as part of the Hall Participatory Filmmaking section.
Marcela Londoño (Medellín, Colombia) is a specialist in cultural projects with a social impact. In 2009 she set up Mi Comuna to raise awareness of the territory, promote processes of collective memory and social transformation and boost identity and recognition through the firsthand stories of the people involved. She has also set up a number of training and educational activities linked to community communication, as well as journalism and audiovisual initiatives. Through Mi Comuna she organises En-Cuadra Community Film Festival, which brings together methodologies that put spectators first and foremost.
Pilar Arcila (Marseille, France) is a photographer, filmmaker and film editor and programmer. Since 2002 she has run photography and film art workshops for adults and children. A number of her films have been screened at l’Alternativa over the years. Since 2015 she has organised group creative projects with the inmates at a psychiatric hospital in Marseille. She is currently working on her second feature-length documentary, with gypsy families living on the outskirts of Marseille.
Pilar Arcila will also be presenting a selection of short films from her group creative projects as part of Hall Participatory Filmmaking.
Tessa Boeykens (Brussels, Belgium) works in the field of ethnography and participatory video exploring the production and mobilisation of historical narratives in “post-conflict” Guatemala. She focuses on the relationship between narrative and political action in indigenous communities. As part of her PhD she developed a participatory methodology which led to a performative ethnography of a community video process. In 2018 she set up the Participatory Video Festival.
6.30-7 pm Presentation: Tools for Artistic Development
Adrián Silvestre (Barcelona) studied audiovisual communication, film directing and contemporary art history in Madrid, Rome and Havana. His filmmaking process begins by carrying out fieldwork with specific communities, before working with natural and professional actors to make films exploring the limits of reality and fiction. He is currently working on the Our Images project, which runs filmmaking workshops for trans women in Barcelona. He will be joined at the symposium by several of the workshop participants.
7-7.30 pm Presentation of Flesh, Ash and Dreams, by Liant la Troca
Liant la Troca
Liant la Troca is an integrated dance group that arose out of workshops run by Jordi Cortés and group founder Patricia Carmona. The group is made up of people with diverse artistic, motor, sensory and intellectual skills. Spectators get a valuable insight to notions such as ability, integration, accessibility and inclusion, while learning to eschew concepts such as disability, rejection, inaccessibility, segregation and exclusion.
7.30-8 pm Presentation: #Fiverlab, Body to Body 2.0
The #Fiverlab Body to Body 2.0 group choreographic-audiovisual creative workshop was carried out in September 2019 as part of the 7th edition of Festival FIVER in Madrid, in collaboration with Festival ÍDEM/Casa Encendida and the Bienal de las Artes del Cuerpo, Imagen y Movimiento. With Jordi Cortés (choreography) and Esteban Crucci (audiovisuals).