“Supporting Syrian And Lebanese Youth Promoting Social Cohesion Through Video Production”
The Image Festival Association - Zakira, launches a project in cooperation with UNDP to support Syrian and Lebanese youth promoting social cohesion through video production.
The aim of the project is to build the capacity of 30 Syrian and Lebanese youth aged between 18 and 24 years living in West Bekaa (Marj area) by providing video and editing training courses through a series of workshops. The project also indirectly aims at launching a dialogue between youth, pushing them to share their stories, and thus share their history and present.
This project will help the youth develop 15 short videos entailing stories from five to seven minutes in length, covering aspects of the Syrian refugee communities living in Lebanon, as well as stories from the neighbouring Lebanese host communities.
The resulting video stories will be screened in Beirut in Al Madina Theatre in the presence of the participants, as well as local NGO’s representatives, interested audience, local and international media, as well international agencies, where the screening of each video would be followed by a short discussion between the participants and the audience.