Docskool is delighted to inform all about our newest venture in Africa of what will be called, Docskool East Africa Initiative (DEAI). Docskool’s East Africa Initiative (DEAI) is based on Docskool’s willingness to build collaborative cinema agency with filmmakers who go through similar isolation as ourselves in Nepal. DEAI intends to work in solidarity forging collaboration with filmmakers from the hardest hit conflict regions where cinema will not only inspire hope and aspirations but also build with it a new culture of post colonial independence.
DEAI will be conducting assessment activities between 2012 – 2015, including workshops, production facilitation and joint events. DEAI has been initiated in 2013 after a joint collaboration exercise between Docskool and Zuka Foundation(Uganda) in 2012 where Docskool’s founding directors were involved in developing a strategy paper for Zuka Foundation. Based on a decision made by Docskool’s board in April 2013, Docskool’s initiative in East Africa will be based in Uganda with Zuka Foundation acting as the local implementing partner. Over the years of project culmination DEAI will focus on the larger Great Lakes region covering Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, Kenya and Tanzania.
Please visit individual DEAI page for more informations. For all further clarifications address your comments to KSHITIZ ADHIRAJ.
Docskool Invites applications for the 5th Annual Film workshop that gave Docskool its name. First held in 2008, Docskool is delighted to organise its 5th workshop in Kathmandu after its 4th course having been held in Kampala, Uganda.
The workshop is open for people of all age, sex, caste, gender, sexual orientation and abilities. We are looking for people who take cinema seriously and believe it holds the power to diversify societies.
Join us for a 12 day course to be held in the remote media center – Hami Kendra at Udayapur where we work closely with over 500 youths from neighbouring communities where cinema is brought to life through a mixed activism approach that interlinks eco farming, green living and violence free lifestyles.
How to apply:
Send us a filled up application form with if possible links to previously made films, concepts you are working on or a CV that tells us what you have done with cinema. Prior experience in cinema is not mandatory but it does allow us to customize the workshop. APPLICATION FORM>> Application Form Workshop
Dates to Remember:
Workshop dates are between: 8 – 18th of September 2013
Last date to submit applications: 15th August 2013
Last date to make payments: 23rd August 2013
Applicable charges: 12, 500 Nepali rupees. (Price is inclusive of a travel to Udayapur, complete accommodation with treks in neighboring hills and extended workshop to be held in Kathmandu after Dashain.)
Whats there for you?
Interested applicants upon selection may join Docskool as a paid intern for anywhere between 3 – 9 months, having full access to our equipments and the possibility of getting your films made with us.
All participants take home the ability to understand cinema like never before. The workshop focusses on intensive personalized understanding of cinema from a social perspective enabling capacities to be developed on cinematic story telling abilities.
Between 2006 – 2007 a bunch of media artists would walk the agitated streets of Kathmandu, taking pictires shooting videos and uploading contents for free to the world. For Democracy took shape as a pro- democracy media effort in the wake of Nepal’s 20th century revolution in 2006 and was an active component addressing press freedom and connecting masses to Nepal’s change every day. With the re- establishment of the parliament, the peace treaty with the NCP Maoists and the election of the constitution assembly, For Democracy saw its purpose met and was pulled out in 2008. A lot of them media artists coming togeother to work with Docskool in 2009.
As we once again feel Nepal’s democracy falling to an unknown abyss and sense muddy waters in the way Nepali politics is taking shape – Docskool will facilitate the re-birth of the for democracy campaign for a three year period starting July 2013.
Between 2013 – 2016 Docskool will be supporting For Democracy to undertake a series of participatory activities in 8 districts of central and eastern Nepal. Led by a team of 10 core members identified on the basis of youth and media activism from across Nepal, For Democracy will extensively use the mediums of video, radio, protest arts among others to generate interest and reduce democracy apathy in Nepal.
A copy of For Democracy’s production in 2006, “The NU Struggle” is available on DVD. Get a copy to support the campaign.