Film screening of the 2016 Verzio DocLab projects linked to the workshop's theme: "Roads to Integration", co-hosted with Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival and the Blinken OSA Archivum.
European societies are facing increasing tensions spurred by the ongoing refugee crisis, continuing wars, and increasing global migration. Hundreds of thousands of people have arrived to Europe in search of safety and a possibility to start new lives. But in order to successfully integrate to the new communities, many fears and prejudices must be faced and overcome. Our Verzio DocLab workshop this year focused on the processes of integration, looking into ways people from different cultures, backgrounds, and religions can live together. Powerful stories of perseverance, solidarity, and multiple challenges were told by the participants. Stories from their communities, focusing on people who had to strike new roots and reflecting on their journeys or experiences about their new home. An international team of filmmakers, editors, and human rights experts offered guidance and mentorship in structuring, editing, and post-production.
The following 3-5 minute films are imagined as personal statements calling for understanding and action. You can see them at the CEU screening on November 30, 5.30 pm and they will also be available soon on Youtube.
Train It Till You Make It by Gábor Gervai
The Sleepless Bat by Iulius-Cezar Macarie
Another Life by Kati Egely
Open Prison by Karin Schuitema
Flotation by Alesandra Tatic
Olha's Italian Diary by Olena Fedyuk, edited by Melinda Olcsvary
Kurdish Lullaby by Ania Domanska
Read more about the 2016 Verzio Doclab here: https://vsp.ceu.edu/article/2016-09-07/call-participation-filmmaking-workshop