Let’s Talk About Human Rights

During the After School Program at West Preparatory Academy in Harlem New York City, Students have interviewed each other about the meaning of Human Rights.

The following interview fragments have been an important piece to define the topics and contents developed by the students during the 2017/18 program.

As a result, the students developed a series of activities around issues such as gender equality, Rights of the Child, democracy, immigration, diversity and racism among others.

The program has ended with a visit to the United Nations Headquarters and the realization of several short documentaries to defend and promote Human Rights.

Let’s Talk About Human Rights – West Prep Academy from Colectivo Piloto on Vimeo.

 

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Better Call the Principal

Students at West Prep Academy in Harlem, New York City, interviewing the Principal for their short documentary “Better Call the Principal”.

Reel Works Teen Filmmaking, the organization behind this after school program at the “West Prep,” has been founded in Brooklyn 20 years ago. Reel Works serves over 800 youth annually from middle school through high school and beyond, developing them as young artists and citizens and helping them graduate, get into college, and launch careers in media. It’s a powerful combination that changes young lives while creating startling and original films that have been seen by millions of viewers worldwide.

Better Call the Principal – West Prep Academy from Colectivo Piloto on Vimeo.

 

Mira’T Video Canal Adolescent

Video channel produced by high-school students and broadcasted online.

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Teenagers are great consumers of audiovisuals contents, but do they always use them to their advantage?

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With “Mira’T Vídeo Canal Adolescent” my Organization Colectivo Piloto and the Barcelona City Council: Consorci d’Educació have given teenagers the opportunity to experience what really is behind the screen. By producing the content themselves they reach a better understanding and use of the media.

As the project has grown, more members of the school community have become involved and the workshop has been transformed into an intercommunal space where creativity and enterprise blossom, not only among the young producers, but also among other students, professors, educators, parents and all members of the school community.

Intercultural Workshops. Save the Children

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Filmmaking workshops developed in public high schools of Barcelona, Spain; to celebrate the cultural diversity and improve social integration.

The population of Spain is changing: In the last twenty years, more than 1 million persons have immigrated from Latin America, Asia and East Europe.

To improve the relationships between local and immigrants, the Spanish branch of the non-profit organization Save the Children in co-production with my organization Colectivo Piloto conducted diversity workshops in public high-schools of Barcelona asking the young participants to talk about their family and origins.

Telling their story and hearing those of their schoolmates raised the children’s awareness of their cultural differences. They were able to understand that these differences were not barriers, but rather tremendous opportunities to learn from diversity.

Intercultural Workshops: Mis orígenes by Institut Salvador Espriu, Barcelona from Colectivo Piloto.

You can also watch all videos of “Intercultural Workshops” on Vimeo Channel.

Tardor Solidària

Filmmaking workshops for public high-schools students in the city of Barcelona, Spain.

Gender equality, poverty and environment are important values that need to be assimilated by the youths. What a better place than public school to teach them how to preserve and take care of those values?

With “Tardor Solidària” (Autumn Outreach,) my organization Colectivo Piloto gathered more than 600 young people from 15 Barcelona public high-schools to learn, discuss and develop ideas through creative activities. By doing so, “Tardor Solidària” contributed to the development of their analytical skills and intellect.

Tardor Solidaria is a project promoted by Espai Jove Garcilaso (Youth Community Center), a dependency of the Barcelona City Council in the Sant Andreu Borough. I have led this filmmaking workshops for more than 6 years between 2007 and 2006.

You can watch all videos of “Tardor Solidària” on Vimeo Channel.

Tardor Solidària 2012: Palabras by Centre Obert Don Bosco, Barcelona from Colectivo Piloto.

Programa “Caixa ProInfancia”

To support the social integration of youth from immigrant neighborhoods of Barcelona, Spain, Obra Social Fundación La Caixa and Save the Children co-sponsored a program called “Caixa ProInfancia”.

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During these workshops, youth are asked to comment thoughtfully on their own activities, both inside and outside of their school: What is different when they return home? How can they relate the uniqueness of their culture to their peers at school?

I have been managing the audiovisual workshops in after-school programs at several public high schools in Barcelona during the 2010 course.

The resulting videos show the community the important role that culturally-relevant after-school programs play in the social integration of people in need.

Programa “Caixa ProInfancia”: Casal Activijocs by CEIP Ramon i Cajal from Colectivo Piloto.

Watch all videos of Programa “Caixa ProInfancia” on Vimeo Channel.