2005 workshops

1: Hilversum, Netherlands
2: Rotterdam and Amsterdam
3: Chisinau, Moldova
4: Dublin, İreland
5: Istanbul, Turkey
6: Vojvodina, Serbia
7: Maldives
8: Barbados

The OneMinutesJr network organized an international workshop in Chisinau (Moldova) for young people (ages 12-20)from the following countries:

Moldova, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Uzbekistan

The workshop took place from May 16-20. Right after the workshop, the produced films and their makers participated in the Cronograf Film Festival - in Chisinau (May 19-22) where the 18 films produced were presented for the first time. The screening at the Festival generated a bigger outreach for the produced films, inculding public screenings and round-tables with the young filmmakers.

The workshop focused on the topic of migration. Many children in the countries of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union are left without parental care due to migration. For most of them, this is the key issue that makes them live through some dramatic moments. It traumatizes them psychologically and at the same time exposes them to many other risks. We carefully tried to give the workshop participants a chance to voice their fears, their views, their hopes - thus getting a better picture of how they really feel about the changing (Eastern) Europe around them and the impact it has on their immediate environment. Again, we stressed the benefits of artistic video making in this process and will encourage the participants to tell their stories in a creative OneMinuteJr.

Additionally the One Minutes produced during the workshop will serve as a source of inspiration for a reportage competition on the effect of borders in the lives of young people. The competition, organized by the European Cultural Foundation and Villa Decius Association in Poland is meant for journalists and photographers under 35 years of age from the region. The results of twenty reportages along with the One Minute Movies will be compiled into an exhibition that will open in October and will afterwards be exhibited in several European countries.

Two of our participants, Ludmila Danylyuk and Anaa Ropot wrote a report on the workshop general_report_.doc report_anaa_ropot.doc