Stories from the region
Living in rural areals provides stories galore. They bring the
social bonds into life and fuel the attachment to the local roots.
These stories, often carrying plenty of local history, are to be
found, worded, and adapted for the movie by the participants of
STARS OF THE REGION. Thereby, they are instructed by a team of
media pedagogues and filmmakers.
Many sociocultural media projects use a purely documentary
approach. They encourage the participants to depict their daily
life. STARS OF THE REGION, in contrast, deliberately keeps open
the creative space between documentation and fiction.
Promising starting points for creative processes arise from
encounters – between young and old as well as between natives and
people with migrant backgrounds.
PotentialTo make a movie together, is a kind of cultural activity, that not only imparts valuable media competence, but can start at many aspects of the community life:
Young and old, people living at the place for generations and people from abroad meet, enter into dialogue, and perform artistic work together. Barriers are transcended, prejudices are overcome, lasting ties are built. Identification with the common space to live get strengthened.