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Diversity in Visual-Essays

The project provides an opportunity for students of all grades (from kindergarten through secondary school) to reflect on and become aware of how cultural plurality is a component to be valued, not feared or standardized. To mature this awareness, students and pupils are engaged in a course that follows two main directions:

  • Theoretical audiovisual language literacy training;
  • Documentary filmmaking technique and playful thematic training on the key concepts of the project (empathy, dialogue, importance of words, community, active listening, etc.).

At the conclusion of the project, which is organized in 5 phases, students from participating schools will have produced audiovisual products aimed at peers on the theme of "diversity as a community resource" that will be presented on Monday, May 29, 2023 at La Compagnia cinema in Florence, during the spring edition of "Popoli for Kids and Teens."

The "DIVE - Diversity in Visual-Essays" initiative, produced by Festival dei Popoli - Italian Institute for Social Documentation Film, the independent film production company Echivisivi and the cultural association L'Aleph, is carried out as part of the National Cinema and Images for Schools Plan promoted by MiC - Ministry of Culture and MiM - Ministry of Education and Merit.

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