Posts Tagged ‘Storytelling’
Following on from the workshop held in Athens in June, a second train the trainer workshop for the British Council’s Living Together project took place in Haifa, Israel in September 2008. The new delegates came from Israel, Armenia, Macedonia and Slovenia. One participant from Georgia (who was trained in Greece) was there to assist.
The workshop explored various digital storytelling methods. The team worked on an individual basis to create new photographs, including the use of stop frame animation. One film was about growing up in the communist regime and the relevance of this to his life now. Another was about wanting to work with Roma kids, wanting to capture their stories, that would otherwise disappear. There were a couple of family stories, a couple of political stories and a story about a lady determined not to leave her house despite the bombing around her during the Lebanon war 2006.
The issue of the brief was discussed, and ways in which these new facilitators could gently guide the stories without being too prescriptive eg. using specific exercises with guiding questions. The skill is to be able to spot potential stories from the answers the group comes up with, to then nurture those stories further without telling people what to say.