Classes today for the student ambassadors of Future Voices International were different as we have arranged a visit to MALI, Museo de Arte de Lima to view the Peruvian film ‘Paraiso’ shot on the outskirts of Lima in a very similar community as Pachacutec. Not only did the students get the opportunity to watch this great piece of cinema but also the opportunity to have a Q&A session with the director ‘Hector Galvez’ himself.
All the students of Future Voices International were extremely excited by this opportunity and made the most of the experience by asking many question and for tips in order to help them with their own short social films they are in the process of creating. For many of the students this was there first time visiting a gallery or cinema, Pachacutec is located on the outskirts of Lima over 2hrs away from centre, and many of the participant’s families don’t have the financial ability or time to afford similar visits.
Future Voices Intl is extremely happy with the impact this excursion has had on the individuals, both creatively and socially. The trip has bought all the participants closer together and has focused their creative thinking which will hopefully help the participants create stunning works of cinema.
If you would like to read more about the project excursion please follow this link to a project blog created by one of our students. (Currently only in Spanish)
We would like to thank Susy Sano Auditorio Curator from MALI for putting this fantastic season of Cine Peruano together & for capturing the above image. www.mali.pe
Future Voices International’s programme has began in the sector A3 community in Pachacutec, enabling young people living in segregated communities the chance to share their stories with the world.
We ran the registration and application process last week to select appropriate participants for the Future Voices International ambassador programme. We received an unprecedented number of applications from young people wanting to take part in the programme of workshops. After much hard work and advice from local youth workers we selected the 20 student ambassadors of the programme.
Our students vary in experience with communication media and have a wide age range from 10 yrs to 20 yrs old. We choose half the participants from the partner youth centre were working with and the other half from the wider community to help improve social cohesion and allow the participants to form new friendships.
The initial few days of workshops we ran involved many interaction exercises allowing the participants to get to know each other, and learn about each other’s strengths and weaknesses. All the participants are very excited by this opportunity to be able to express themselves without creative limitations.
We have many exciting activities planned for the next few weeks and we will be updating the site accordingly. We are introducing the participants to online blogging and online journalism and soon these updates will be coming directly from the participants themselves.
The project start date in Pachacutec has been delayed slightly due to the Ashaninka tribe research trip, which will lead to the project taking place in the community 1hr north of Satipo a jungle town in the heart of the Peruvian Selva region.
In addition to this the project has been invited to the north of the country to work with rural young people who have had no access to communication media in the past. The village the project has been invited to is called Pacora, Lambeyeque near the coastal Peruvian town Chiclayo 13hr away from Lima, that 800km!
The chance to give these young people the opportunity to express themselves through creative media has taken priory for the next few weeks of Future Voices International’s agenda. It has meant that the start date for the Pachacutec project has had to be pushed back a little, but by no means will this affect the quality of the programme or jeopardise any part of the project in anyway.
Dates to keep an eye out for:
Pacora Rural Village Project – 5/01/11 till 16/01/11
Pachacutec Urban Shantytown Project – 20/01/11 till 20/02/11
Ashaninka Tribe Satipo Project – 21/02/11 till 26/02/11
Rincon del Valle Colombia Project – March (exact dates TBC)
More information on these project dates will be made available in due course.