This is a reference for Elena A. Russo

Lives@Screens - phase 1

The training activity took place
in Italy
organised by ICPI
17- 24 september 2016
Reference person

Ana Pilauri

(project manager of ICPI)
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Aims & objectives

Make young 12 journalists and movie makers from Sukhum/Sukhumi and Tbilisi meet in Italy to start a 7-month confidence building project that see them protagonists of a coworking school of cinematography and the realisation of interconnected short films. ICPI is a Georgian youth organisation founded by activist in peace education and peace building, this was their first bilateral cross-divide project with Abkhazians.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

Participants came from Sukhum/Sukhumi and Tbilisi, with Abkhazian, Georgian, Russian, Greek or Armenian nationality. The staff was made of Italians, Armenians, Georgians and Abkhazians. The project was financed by COBERM a EU-UNDP initiative.

Training methods used & main activities

NFE for phase 1 (coworking for phase 2 and 3) especially following the do-no-harm principles of peace and confidence building projects. Ice-breaking and teambuilding activities have played a major role to build trust among participants, as we have dealt with youth coming from war-torn land an post-conflict societies, including some internally displaced ones among them. Therefore improvisation theatre, cooking together, outdoors expeditions proved to be fundemental keys to open the doors of coworking, which later included world cafè, electric wire debate, intercultural presentations.

Outcomes of the activity

PArticipants accessed the phase 2 and 3 of the project and completed all its part, implementing 4 short independent but interconnected films, supporting and giving each other feedback during the shooting, editing and post-producing work.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Project manager and trainer of confidence and peace building during phase 1

I worked on this training for 7 days as a full time trainer.

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