University of Yaoundé I: Resilience Filmmaking in Africa
This course is an attempt to create a film for an audience of resilient individuals that have lived the same trauma at a double level; in reality and its representation. The Resilience Filmmaking in Africa is a hands-on screenwriting, production, post-production, and screening-analysis filmmaking experience that includes the work of famous resilient people, scientists, film screenings, psychotherapy and film analysis. It is an attempt to create a work on rebuilding broken lives and making films that will have the most positive impact on resilient people. These intensive four-week sessions, based on African victim experiences will involve the practical creation of a “Resilient Film” on video that should help the victim to recover. Technically, the course will concentrate on developing writing skills from "inner-stories" and translating narrative identities into film, targeting a specific audience. The workshop encompasses analysis of: story lines and patterns structure(s) of character behavior and subjectivity, predictable elements, manipulative parameters, truth, hidden or embedded information, and differing interpretations of a singular narrative. The subject matters will be taken from the tsunami resilient victim experience. Thematically, the course will highlight specific aspects of resilience in relation to cinematic productions, including: character identification and heroism. Theoretically, the course will introduce students to resilience and psychology. Since this is an intensive four-week session, students will be expected to remain current with required readings, written assignments, and production schedules.
Please send email for application instructions.CINECOLEUNIVERSITY OF YAOUNDE email: [email protected] **Please get applications in as soon as possible so that we can know how many participants to expect and can thus plan more accordingly. **
****For Class Credit****For those of you who would like to take this workshop as a course for credit may do so. This could also possibly be an Independent Study or Internship – regardless, they are both 3 credit hours.