Scriptwriting workshop in the framework of the project „Jeder kann schreiben“ – Imagefilm der Schreibwerkstatt Marzahn hold by Renate Zimmermann with the participants of the Schreibwerkstatt (creative writing workshop) in Marzahn Berlin.
The group was presented with basic concepts of dramaturgy such as theme, ideas and structure. Furthermore, we talked about the importance of audio in the conceptualisation of a video and how often it is the sound even more then the video, that gives the dramaturgical structure to the audiovisual content. In addition, in a group exercise, the participants have been put from the perspective of the viewers and make a list of fundamental questions which helped them in developing the content of the video. After this step the group have been introduce to the most important elements that a filmmaker has in her/his hand for the production of a video such as images, voice off, dialogues, music, fades, captions, speed change etc. Finally, practical issue for the organisation of a video production have been listed. Among others how to divide the team during the shoot, what’s the tasks of each role, which equipment every role needs and a general list of item, which should not be forgotten during the day of the shooting.
The project aims at increasing the effectiveness of efforts made to eradicate the practice of FGM/C and to improve the living conditions of girls and women in Africa and Europe, affected by this practice. It brings together young people from the civil society organizations (CSOs), professional sectors (media, health, psycho‐social, etc.) and communities from select African countries and migrant communities in Europe. The project creates a space to share best practices and strengthen links – enabling mutual learning and exchange for the participants.
The project was implemented by AIDOS – Italian Association for Women in Development, in partnership with AMSOPT (Mali), Equipop (France), GAMS Belgique (Belgium), Mwangaza Action (Burkina Faso) and UMWA (Uganda) with the support of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Program on female genital mutilation/cutting.
Mentoring, script and direction for the video production of “Amina”, a film aimed at raising awareness about FGM survivors who currently live in Germany. The script and production was completed alongside the CHANGE Agents and Champions from the project CHANGE PLUS, who also acted in the film. The project has been produced by the German foundation Stiftung Hilfe Mit Plan, Hamburg and Terre Des Femmes, Berlin and co-founded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme.
AMINA_Video Change Plus
Subtitles: German, English, French, Dutch, Portuguese and Italian