About This Project
SELC – Shoot.Edit.Learn & Connect
The project “Shoot.Edit.Learn & Connect” aimed to tackle the fear and racism against the ‘other’ and combat anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. Informal and non-formal learning activities took place by involving the target group(s) in informal meetings and discussions, cooking sessions and dinners, visits to festivals of Dresden, such as the Jewish festival. The JKPeV team organised talks with artists and cultural managers that belong to the Muslim and Jewish communities where they explained their role in their communities and in the local society of Dresden and shared their dreams and concerns.
To confront negative attitudes and prejudices against Muslims and Jews in the local community of Dresden, the JKPeV team produced the short film “Voices and Images of a New Land” that highlights the similarities and common values between people that have different cultural backgrounds and religions. Furthermore, the short educational film “My Right is Your Right” underlines that fundamental Human Rights should be equally respected in all countries of the world. This video encourages new arrivals to take the first steps towards understanding and accepting other religions and cultures.
Exhibition VOICES & IMAGES OF A NEW LAND
As part of the project, an exhibition was held at Festspielhaus Hellerau – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden (Hellerau – European Centre of Arts) with works of artists from Syria, Germany and Bulgaria.
The project was implemented with the support of Kulturbüro Sachsen e.V, Jüdische Gemeinde zu Dresden, Ausländerrat Dresden e.V. und HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste.
This project was funded by the WORDS INTO ACTION programme of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).