“New Audiovisual Society, by women…for women”
Guided by their visions, Theatre Day Productions (TDP) and Arab Educational Forum (AEF) intend to contribute in changing the images of women in media and in the Arab communities.
The approach sought here is quite untraditional. By coordinating the efforts, 34 women from Gaza and Jordan will be trained by professional trainers and engaged in a peer-learning approach; all as part of a well-developed comprehensive audio-visual curriculum.
The curriculum trainings include: developing film ideas, script writing, acting, directing, broadcasting, and filming using high-end cameras and smart devices.
Trainees will obtain essential skills for careers in the animation and filmmaking sector and be young professional artists.
- Theatre Day Productions(TDP) began a pilot project in Gaza in 1994. Since then it has grown into an experienced artistic and cultural training and production centre; focusing on young adults and women, and successfully launched 2 local organizations in Gaza and Hebron.
Fields of work: (1) artistic & cultural intervention (drama – theatre – video animation), (2) professional training for unemployed adults (especially women) in drama and animation, lighting, audio & video systems and projection, making and use of performance props, set design, and writing, (3) training for schoolteachers to use drama and animation as pedagogic tools, (4) women storytelling interventions, including training for women cultural leadership and community storytelling forums.
- Arab Educational Forum (AEF)is a cultural education organization that works with youth and women in the Arab world for discovering their own inspiring initiatives. AEF focuses on the learning processes, the people, the results and the dissemination of the culture of initiative.
Fields of work: (1) support young initiative as they are beginning their career in filmmaking, (2) support women filmmakers in Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, and Egypt to produce films in all stages of production by providing education, skills, and capacity building, (3) storytelling trainings that prepare participants to tell stories through spoken words, photos, or scenes, and (4) organize meetings for presenting of initiatives and influence policies.