Tue 16 Jul 2013 11:36:00 AM EEST
EAEA GRUNDTVIG AWARD 2013. EAEA hands out the yearly EAEA Grundtvig Award to a successful European learning partnership. This year´s theme for the award was "Active citizenship and transnational solidarity - Adult Education as a tool against nationalism, chauvinism and xenophobia".
The article series spreads good practices by introducing the nominees of EAEA Grundtvig Award 2013.
Film storytelling, as a form of art, has always enjoyed a privileged status regarding its relationship with life. Moving images have the power to create meaning and expose and hide multiple realities. They can also be shared easily through new media, as films are easily shared, downloaded and commented in the virtual community.
The idea of the Facilitate Informal Learning through Movies - FILM project was to let the learners see a variety of films, let them comment on them and share opinions and experiences in the virtual and face-to-face community. The goal was to gain cultural, historical and language knowledge about other European countries.
Films chosen as the part of the project showed the horror caused in past years by nationalism, discrimination and racial hatred. The participating countries of the project had deeply suffered the consequences of two devastating world wars and blind totalitarianism during the past century. They are now facing the effects of migration and a new multicultural society.
Through images, learners were able to face these topics from non-conventional points of views. The films used in the project were of less famous forms of cinema, far from the mainstream of Hollywood movies.
Films offer rich opportunities for comparisons, because the same themes are handled differently by different directors from different cultures. By seeing films from various countries, the learners gained a wider perspective and a deeper understanding of European history, and differences and similarities of the cultures.
Adult learners, specific target group determined by the type of each partner organisation
Contact the coordinator
Cinzia Perniola: hollycapote(at)libero.it
Text: Raffaela Kihrer