Archive for March, 2010

Update: work progress in the Cinema

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

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It´s been a while since I wrote my last blog entry. Meanwhile a lot has happened, we had ups and downs, the usual stuff when you work on such a project. Internal and external problems, a shortage of financial resources, producing a short stop of construction, and so on…

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One day in the west Bank: Palestinian-German short film workshop at Cinema Jenin

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

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The Cinema building is still under construction, but one of our main objectives – media training and intercultural communication – has come to a further step. Right now, about 20 young people from Palestine and Germany hold a short film workshop together here at Cinema Jenin.

Together with Goethe-Institut and Beleza Film, young film makers are realizing their short film ideas under the topic “One day in the West Bank”. Over 50 young Palestinians, between 18 and 30 years old, had applied with their own film ideas. The submitted applications cover a wide spectrum of issues such as experiences at checkpoints, the role of women in Palestinian society, stories about their daily life. The 10 best are now developing, shooting, and cutting their own short film production together with a German partner under the professional and technical supervision of Beleza Film.
Forming a network, improving skills, exploring different cultural backgrounds and expressing them by film are seen as the most promising benefits by the participants.

In Summer 2010 the films are to be premiered at the Cinema in Jenin.

Wendelin Marmon