Children’s Screen Content in an Era of Forced Migration: Facilitating Arab-European Dialogue

Pre-Festival Workshop, Prix Jeunesse

Fr, 25.05.18 bis Mi, 30.05.18

This workshop is co-organised with the German International Central Instituted for Youth and Educational Television (IZI). It will precede the Prix Jeunesse International Festival, held from 25-30 May 2018 in Munich.

The workshop addresses the topic through the Prix Jeunesse theme of 'Strong Stories for Strong Children: Resilience and Storytelling' and an interactive mix of research findings, video clips, and small group discussions

10:00 - 10.30 WELCOME SESSION - Introductions

10:30 - 11:30 SESSION ONE – Storytelling for Young Children
What kind of story best represents issues around forced migration and diversity for pre - schoolers and other young children, and which stories will capture their imagination? E.g. Die Sendung mit dem Elefanten (The Show wi th the Elephant, WDR, Germany, 2018); Die Sendung mit der Maus (The Show with the Mouse, WDR, Germany, 2018); Jamillah and Aladdin (CB eebies, UK, 2016); JoNaLu (ZDF, Germany, 2018)

11:30 - 12:00 Coffee/Tea

12:00 - 13:0 0 SESSION TWO – Strong Stories
Is a story about migration stronger and more compelling if it foregrounds narrative and plot line rather than the characters' diverse backstories? E.g. 4eveR (VRT, Belgium, 2017); Dschermeni (ZDF, Germany, 2017); Mimoun (Netherlands, 2014); Berlin und Wir (Berlin and Us, ZDF, Germany , 2018)

13:00 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.10 SESSION THREE – Strong Children
How do you represent strength in children when they are at a disadvantage in a new and strange environment? Is strength seen in gendered terms? E.g. Salam (Netherlands, 2014); Nur (Slovenia, 2014); Spotlight on Merna (Netherlands, 201 6 ); Dad (Wales, 2016)

15:15 - 16:30 SESSION FOUR – What Future for Telling Stories about Forced Migration? Why has the commissioning of such stories become the sole preserve of public service media and what does this say about future commissioning and distribution practices? How do we re - imagine content for the new platforms that children find for themselves? E.g. Nine and a Half: Karim and Mahdi – A Boundless Friendship (WDR, Germany, 2018); Ayham, My New Life (Switzerland, 201 6 ); Sos vriendschap (SOS Friendship, Netherlands, 2015)

This project is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Date: 24 May 2018, 09:30-16:30 (including lunch)
Venue: Bayrischer Rundfunk, entrance Arnulfstrasse 42, 80335 Munich, Germany. Meeting Room: Veranstaltungssaal Foyer

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