PLANET G(REECE): Documentary workshops for teenagers – Part B

Do you think filmmaking is exclusively reserved for Hollywood big-shots? Or do you think documentary is just boring old TV shows?

Planet G(reece), the latest educational program designed by Exile Room targeting teenagers, is here to change your mind, proving that documentary is the ideal way to tell your story with whatever means you have at your disposal. At the same time, it will introduce participants to a vast array of exciting professions that are worth getting to know!

Planet G(reece) is a series of workshops with documentary at their core, targeting teenagers between 13 and 19 years old, both Greeks and immigrants, with the intention of encouraging intercultural collaboration and introducing them to a brand new world that could forever change their answer to the agonizing question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”. Each workshop cycle will accept up to 25 participants and will focus on a different field, producing a different short documentary at the end. After the workshops have been completed, all films will be screened in a closing festival.

If you’re a teenager, a parent or an organization that works with teenagers, please check out the workshops below. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or registrations at 2103223395 (12-5pm) or (contact person: Thanasis Patsavos).

Submissions for Planet G(reece): Part Β [workshops 3-7] have opened, and will remain open for the duration of the programme. Interested parties can only participate in one of the workshops.

Wearing a mask during the workshops is recommended.

Planet G(reece) will conclude with an online portal where all films will become available to the public, along with workshop manuals. This material can be used as an educational tool by educators, parents, schools and NGOs who want to recreate one or all of the workshops.






The project Planet G(reece) [Part B: workshops 3-7] is implemented under the Active citizens fund in Greece by Exile Room.

The Active citizens fund in Greece is supported through a € 12m grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as part of the EEA Grants 2014 - 2021. The program aims to develop the sustainability and capacity of the civil society sector in Greece, and to strengthen its role in promoting and safeguarding democratic procedures, active citizenship and human rights. The Fund Operator for the Active citizens fund in Greece is Bodossaki Foundation in consortium with SolidarityNow.

For more information on Active citizens fund.

Planet G(reece) is implemented under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs.

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