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.

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PARTICIPACCIÓ: Protagonistes dels nostres Drets

Film project produced for the Spanish branch of the non-profit organization Save the Children and to promote children’s rights.

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Within the “Spanish Program for The Promotion and Protection of Children’s Rights,” Colectivo Piloto joined Save the Children to produce short videos involving more than sixty students from Barcelona, Argentina and Paraguay.

PARTICIPACCIÓ: Protagonistes dels nostres Drets” (Participaction: Leading Our Rights) aimed to create links between students from Spain and Latin America and to help raise awareness: By answering questions such as: ‘Do all children have the same rights throughout the world?’ they were inspired to think about the different levels of rights that children from all over the world have.

Students from the IES Princep de Viana in Barcelona have been participated in the project during the 2010’s course. Students were taught to learn all the craft on the filmmaking process.

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This video shows the first part of this process:

PARTICIPACCIÓ: Protagonistes dels nostres Drets (Part 1) from Colectivo Piloto.

As a result, the students from Barcelona created a short film which I directed called “Actuant pel nostres Drets” (Acting For Our Rights) to promotes children’s rights.

This is the Making Of about the shooting:

PARTICIPACCIÓ: Protagonistes dels nostres Drets (Part 2) from Colectivo Piloto.

And after 6 moths of hard work, the students from Barcelona were ready to release their short in a movie theater.

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This is the resulting short film: “Actuant pel nostres Drets” (Acting For Our Rights).


PARTICIPACCIÓ: Protagonistes dels nostres Drets, Actuant pel nostres Drets from Colectivo Piloto.

It was an honor for me and my Team of Colectivo Piloto to feel part of this accomplishment by following Save The Children in their mission and conveying their message.

You can also watch all videos of this exciting experience 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.

Graffiti 2.0

Street art intervention that gathers artists and teenagers to create graffiti murals in the streets of Barcelona.

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Baró de Viver, a traditionally working class neighborhood in Barcelona, suffers from crime and drugs. “Graffiti 2.0” aims to recover its degraded urban spaces by involving its residents. Street art is a way for the young inhabitants of this sensitive area to express their creativity and offers the community the means to regain ownership over their environment.

“Graffiti 2.0” has been promoted by the Barcelona City Council. I managed this project and I created the educational and audiovisual components of the workshops.

Graffiti 2.0 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.

Equip d’Atenció a la Infància i l’Adolescència EAIA

Empowering at risk youth through the use of audiovisual resources.

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Young people at risk often have low self esteem and are disadvantaged. The audiovisual resources help them to express fears, desires and needs. EAIA “Equip d’Atenció a la Infància i l’Adolescència,” is a public service that promotes these usually unheard voices.

I created and managed, for EAIA, the educational and audiovisual content of workshops during which the participants were asked to think about their pasts, presents and futures.

The result is a series of short videos transmitting these thoughts through images and dialogues chosen by the children. Expressing themselves in such a way incredibly improves their self-esteem and social integration.

Equip d’Atenció a la Infància i l’Adolescència (EAIA) Jo present i futur (Me, Present and Future) from Colectivo Piloto.

Watch all these inspiring videos on the EAIA Vimeo Channel