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WHO IS COMMUNITY CINEMA MADE FOR IF NOT FOR THE SAME COMMUNITIES WHERE THE FILMS ORIGINATE?

THE FIRST AUDIENCE FOR ALL THE SHORT FILMS PRODUCED WITHIN THE HEK TRAINING LAB ARE THE FAMILIES, NEIGHBORS, AND PROTAGONISTS OF THE FILMED STORIES. FOR THIS REASON, WE HAVE BROUGHT GIANT SCREENS TO MORE THAN 15 COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO PREMIERE THESE AUDIOVISUAL WORKS.

FROM THAT FIRST STEP, WE ALSO AIM TO:

– FIND MORE PLATFORMS TO SHOWCASE THE SHORTS AND SHARE OUR PROCESSES.

– REACH NEW AUDIENCES AND BELIEVERS IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF COMMUNITY CINEMA.

– RAISE AWARENESS OF THE INHERENT LOGIC OF COMMUNITY CINEMA.

THIS IS WHY WE ARE CONSTANTLY SEEKING NEW PARTNERSHIPS WITH FESTIVALS, CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS, CIVIL AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS, AND ANYONE WHO BELIEVES IN AND SHARES THE VALUES OF COMMUNITY CINEMA.

IN 2023, WE AIM TO BRING TOGETHER ALL COMMUNITY CINEMA PRODUCTION COMPANIES FOR THE FIRST EDITION OF THE HEK SERRANÍA DEL PERIJÁ INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY CINEMA FESTIVAL (FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE COMUNITARIO HEK SERRANÍA DEL PERIJÁ).

FICC-HEK SERRANÍA DEL PERIJÁ

After several years of dreaming about it, it has finally become a reality! From November 11 to 13, 2023, at the former ETCR (Territorial Space for Training and Reintegration) of Tierra Grata (Cesar), we will celebrate the first edition of the HEK Serranía del Perijá International Community Cinema Festival.

This festival is a celebration of the power that culture has to transform territories affected by armed conflict and is part of the legacy of the Truth Commission. It will also be an opportunity to highlight the efforts of peace processes, immaterial reparation through community cinema, and reconciliation processes so that new generations can dream of a dignified future.

After several years of dreaming about it, it has finally become a reality! From November 11 to 13, 2023, at the former ETCR (Territorial Space for Training and Reintegration) of Tierra Grata (Cesar), we will celebrate the first edition of the HEK Serranía del Perijá International Community Cinema Festival.

In 2022, Historias en Kilómetros, La Rotativa, and EUNIC Colombia joined forces to present the FICC-HEK Serranía del Perijá project to the European Spaces of Culture call, where it was ultimately the only awarded project from the American continent, along with seven other projects from Angola, Morocco, Bosnia, Kenya, Palestine, India, and China.

The festival will feature workshops, panels, and an official competition divided into three sections (Peace, Memory and Reconciliation; Beyond the Stigma; and Cinema-Memory for Children) that will award short and feature films, both national and international. The program will be divided into three days and three acts.

DAY 1
WHAT WE WERE

A journey through the disarmament process of the former FARC and their transition to civilian life.

-Tour of Tierra Grata: Exploring the territory born from the peace process.

-Films about peace processes, memory, and reconciliation in Colombia and worldwide.

-Panel: Peace processes in Colombia and the world.

Participants:
Sandra Ramírez (peace signatory – Senator)
Yakelin Yajure (peace signatory – leader of Tierra Grata)
Bronagh Hinds (Northern Ireland; women’s rights activist, participant in peace processes).

Moderator: Alejandra Miller (General Director of the Agency for Reintegration and Normalization) / COL

DAY 2
WHAT WE ARE

A day dedicated to understanding how community is built and how community cinema is produced.

-Workshops on pre-production, production, post-production, and distribution of community cinema.

-Community cinema that transcends stigmas and breaks stereotypes globally.

-Launch of the documentary series SOMOS HISTORIAS (WE ARE STORIES). 

Featuring community film producers
Marea Producciones (Tumaco, Nariño)
Chaiñakova Producciones (Florencia, Caquetá)
La Rotativa (Tierra Grata, Cesar)
Cocosur (Ibagué, Colombia)
Apua Producciones (Mitú, Vaupés)
Milla 45 (San Martín, Cesar)
Sinú Audiovisual (Lorica, Córdoba).

Moderated by Raquel Gómez-Rosado (Spanish filmmaker) and Nicolás Cuellar (co-director HEK).

DAY 3
WHAT WE WILL BE

A day to discuss the new generations and how to dream of a dignified home.

-Workshop on creating cinema for boys and girls.

-Community cinema for children.

-Panel Discussion: Cultural processes for non-repetition of conflict

Participants:
Sarah Luna (artist and peace signatory)
Alirio González (educator, artist with experience in working with children)
Vanessa Cuervo (expert in impact production)
Cana Bilir-Meier (Turkish-German artist). 

Award ceremony

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