Model project “Film ab – Mut an! Systemic Capacity Building against Everyday Racism” (short: “FilMut”)
The model project Film ab – Mut an, supported by Demokratie Leben, is made up of two main ideas.
In a participatory process, we produce short films with teenagers and young adults that show incidents of everyday racism they have personally experienced. In anti-racist workshops on civil courage, we develop action strategies with the participants that are then integrated into the short films with the aim of creating a peer-to-peer effect that promotes courageous acting in the role of affected people and bystanders alike.
For a deeper participation and empowerment of teenagers and young adults, affected by racism or not, we offer teamer trainings. Upon completion of this training, participants may plan and hold their own anti-racist film workshops in tandems.
Educational structures and the qualifications of educators have a crucial impact on the lives of young people. This is why learning processes and changes towards democracy and diversity need multipliers.
We offer individual counselling and training sessions for teachers and extracurricular educators with the objective of strengthening their confidence in adopting a prejudice-aware attitude and tackling the specific challenges of their workplace.
The aim of our project is to make everyday racism a subject of discussion and to find need-oriented ways of coping with it.