MigrARTion is a project that seeks to explore the migration processes in the region of the Lower Silesia through the lens of a camera.

It brings together young people from Poland and Ukraine and gives them a chance to hear the stories of the ordinary people living in the Lower Silesia region who were either displaced to the region after the World War II or moved there in the recent past from Ukraine. The participants are invited not only to listen passively to the stories but also try to find the way to tell them in a short documentary/documentaries, which will be created together during the project.

MigrARTion will give the youth an opportunity to learn more about the history of common Polish-Ukrainian migration and contemporary migration processes between both countries, explore how migration background influences human identity and how identities are shaped by the culture a person is living in, find out how art can be employed in presenting the issue of migration and, last but not least, establish new contacts between themselves

Curator of the documentary workshop is Dmytro Tiazhlov, the Ukrainian cinematographer, and film director.

Since 2013,  Dmytro Tiazhlov is a head of Indie Lab, in which 10 Ukrainian young filmmakers develop 10 short documentary film projects every year. Tutoring by American and Ukrainian filmmakers, Dmytro Tiazhlov helps them go from concept to finished short movie. 28 Indie Lab documentaries were screened at multiple Internation festivals after being premiered at American Independence film festival.

Profile of the Participants: We are looking for the young people from Poland and Ukraine (18-35 y.o.) that have minimal experience in the filmmaking or strong motivation to gain it during the project as well as have an interest to in Polish-Ukrainian history and migration processes between both countries.

The working language is English.

Age requirements: 18-35

Project’s dates: 18-26.08.2017

Project’s venue: Krzyżowa, Poland (a village around 60 km from Wrocław)

Costs and Conditions: Food and accommodation during the project are fully covered. Travel expenses to and from Krzyżowa will be reimbursed (up to 100 Euros for Ukrainians and 50 Euros for Poles). Visa expenses are covered for Ukrainian participants.

Charitable сontribution from a participant: 35 EUR

The project is realized by Fundacja Krzyżowa dla Porozumienia Europejskiego / The Krzyzowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe (Krzyżowa, Poland) and  NGO “Cultural Geographies” (Kyiv, Ukraine) with the support of Polsko-Ukraińska Rada Wymiany Młodzieży.

In a case of any questions, please, contact Galyna Sukhomud galynasukhomud (at) gmail.com regarding the participation from the Ukrainian side and Elena Syrbu elensyrbu (at) gmail.com from Polish.

To apply to the project please fill in the form July, 18, 23:59 the latest.


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