Two experts commissioned by Fondation Hirondelle are hosting a training workshop in Karachi, Pakistan, for two weeks from July 17 to 28, 2017, for 4 Pakistani and 4 Afghan (4 in audio, 4 in video) young directors. Each will produce an audio or video documentary during the course, on the theme of human rights and peacebuilding. This workshop is being organized by the United Nations Information Center and the Swiss Embassy in Pakistan.
In the past two years, the United Nations Information Centre and the Swiss Embassy in Pakistan have partnered to enhance dissemination of information on human rights throughout the country. The film festival “Human Rights through Cinematography” organized in partnership with several member states and the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights Geneva, offered Pakistani audiences access to many professional documentaries on human rights issues from all over the world. The festival has brought to Pakistan leading experts of documentary film making who interacted with diverse audiences. The current training is part of this program.
The objectives of the training are:
• To provide a high-quality training opportunity to Pakistani and Afghan documentary-makers.
• To promote human rights and peacebuilding.
• To enhance dialogue and professional relations between young Pakistani and Afghan documentary makers by developing common projects with the support of professionals.
• To present documentaries on human rights issues in Pakistan and Afghanistan created through a shared perspective/vision of young Pakistani and Afghan documentary makers.
The course has been developed by Fondation Hirondelle. It includes:
- Review of journalism good practices, ethics and production preparation
- Documentary writing
- Making contacts, carrying out interviews, identifying locations
- Technical training