This past September we took our free workshops to the picturesque mountain city of Manizales, Colombia. While stunningly beautiful, this region has also been plagued in the past by violence, due to guerilla and paramilitary activity, as well as poverty in certain neighborhoods. In Manizales we had the good fortune to partner with CINDE, la Fundación Centro Internacional de Educación y Desarollo Humano (the International Foundation for Education and Human Development). And with the assistance of their gracious staff, we offered workshops to participants in two CINDE affiliate programs that focus on peace-building through educating at-risk youth and young adults, Constructores de Paz (Builders of Peace) and Huellas de Vida (Footprints of Life). But rather than tell you how the workshops went, why don’t we hear this time from some of the participants themselves:
And here are the fine finished films they produced, covering a wide variety of topics, including street art, community-building, sports, and the environment:
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And last, but not least, here are some photos from our FaceBook page that show these new filmmakers in action:
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Admittedly it has been a while since our last blogpost. But in recent months we’ve actually been very busy in the country of Colombia, and will have lots more to report very soon. So stay tuned!