June 1, 2006

WORKSHPOS: OneMinutesJr workshop with asylumseekers in amsterdam (1-5 june)

workshop with asylumseekers in amsterdam (1-5 june)

a oneminutesjr workshop with asylum seekers will take place in amsterdam
between 1 and 5 june.

since the murders of politician pim fortuyn and filmmaker theo van gogh and
the dutch government?s decision to remove 26,000 rejected asylum seekers,
the atmosphere in a country that used to be known as a humanitarian haven
has become increasingly tense.

to help combat the negative perception of cultural diversity, the ecf is
organising a oneminutesjr workshop with twenty young asylum seekers who have
been living in special centres in the north-holland province while waiting
for residency permits. the aim is to give these youngsters (aged 12-20) the
opportunity to tell their stories in a very personal way. they will create
mini video-portraits revealing aspects of their daily lives, environments,
communities and circumstances. the results will be shown at the
international documentary festival in amsterdam (idfa) in november 2006 and
shortly after the workshop at www.theoneminutesjr.org. the workshop is being
organised in collaboration with idfa and the stichting ter bevordering van
de vrolijkheid.

SOURCE: http://www.theoneminutesjr.org

Chris Schuepp
Young People's Media Network - Coordinator

Youth Media Consulting GbR
c/o ECMC (European Centre for Media Competence)
Bergstr. 8 / 11th floor
D-45770 Marl - Germany

Tel./Fax: +49 2365 502480
Mobile: +49 176 23107083
Email: cschuepp@unicef.org
URL: www.unicef.org/magic
Mailing list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/youthful-media

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