Apply now: “Memory Walk” – International Film Workshop at wannseeFORUM

Sun 22 – Fri 27 October 2017: International Film Workshop “Memory Walk” at wannseeFORUM
in cooperation with Anne Frank House, Amsterdam (Netherlands), and the National Museum of Contemporary History, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Do you want to make your own film in an international team? Apply now for “Memory Walk”! During Berlin autumn half-term we are inviting 15 young people between the ages of 16 and 21 from Germany, the Netherlands, and Slovenia to our six-day international film workshop “Memory Walk” at wannseeFORUM Berlin. Together you will discover memorials in the city of Berlin and will deal with the question what these memorials mean to us today. In looking for answers you will produce your own short films, which will be presented at the end of the exchange.

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At a glance:

During “Memory Walk” you can …

    • meet youths from our partner countries Slovenia and the Netherlands
    • learn from film experts how to produce a short film (camera, sound, edit)
    • discover memorials and deal with the topics of memory and remembrance
    • advocate a just society without discrimination together with other youths
    • share and implement your own ideas
    • enjoy our beautiful lakeside premises and delicious cuisine
    • (re)discover Berlin

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What is it about?

“Memory Walk” is about memory and remembrance, and about the question what history and the past have to do with our present-day society. Memorials are at the core of our project, i.a. places that aim to make us remember: Why do we need these places – do we need them at all? Which histoires, stories and debates stand behind our memorials? What do memorials mean to people nowadays? And how can remembering human rights violations and discrimination in the past help us to show moral courage today and fight for a just society?

Our programme

You will be spending six days in a German-Dutch-Slovenian group of youngsters at wannseeFORUM Berlin. Together you will explore different memorials in Berlin and will learn how to “read” these places of remembrance. You will then chose some of the memorials to portray in short films in three different international film teams. This includes research into the memorial and its history, a close inspection of the actual site as well as interviews with passers-by: What does “your” memorial mean and tell to the people in the street? At the end of the exchange your film will be publicly presented. There will also be fun and shared activities during the evenings.

You can find more detailed information on the concept of “Memory Walk” on the website of Anne Frank House Amsterdam.

Our partner organisations:

Amsterdam, Netherlands: Anne Frank House
Ljubljana, Slovenia: National Museum of Contemporary History
our partner in Berlin: Anne Frank Zentrum

Working language: English

Registration

We would ask participants who live in Germany to apply directly through our Online Form. Participants from the Netherlands and Slovenia are asked to sign up through our partner organisations.

At a glance: our most important terms and conditions of participation:

  • you are between the ages of 16 to 21 during the time period of the seminar
  • you are interested in the topic and concept of “Memory Walk”
  • you would like to develop or discover your film-making skills
  • you feel like spending six days together with a diverse and international group of young people
  • you understand and speak English on an everyday level
  • other previous skills are not required

The deadline to sign up is 8 September 2017 (after that it will only be possible to apply in case there are still places available).
After filling out the sign up form you will be redirected to a confirmation message for the moment. At a later time (as soon as possible) we will send you either a participation confirmation or a refusal, depending on our number of applicants, per email.
This is the link to the complete version of the terms and conditions to participating (AGB) and the link to the sign up form.

Costs: 70 €, incl. programme costst, full-board accommodation (4 meals per day) und overnight stay in mostly 2- to 3-bed-rooms with personal bathrooms. Travel costs for participants from Germany cannot be reimbursed.
wannseeFORUM aims to support the participation of refugees with a reduced participation fee. Please contact the seminar leader for further information.

Contact: Lukas Macher, E-Mail contact , Tel.: +49 (0)30 – 806 80 21

The project is implemented within the EUROPEANS FOR PEACE programme with support from the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” (EVZ). The opinions expressed by the authors are not necessarily those of the Foundation EVZ. The author is solely responsible for the content.

This project is also supported by the Berlin Senate Department of Education, Youth, and Families.