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“Media Decontamination” of flooded areas

VOJSKOVA, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 27 July 2014 - In partnership with UNICEF, the team of the Association for Cultural and Media Decontamination visited the place Vojskova in Odžak municipality, where they held workshops about video activism in the district school Vladimir Nazor. In addition to workshops, cartoons produced and designed for children from the areas affected by the floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina were also screened. The workshop was attended by seventeen children from the first to the fifth grade of the Primary School Vladimir Nazor.


Vojskova is a village located near the border to Croatia and some 4 kilometres from the River Sava. Every school year, around thirty children attend the school. At the time of the floods, the water was up to two meters high.
Today, the school in Vojskova has become unusable, whereas the public kitchen of the local community Vojskova distributes 350 meals on a daily basis.
Ad Hoc Activism is the name of the informal education curriculum developed by the staff of the Association for Cultural and Media Decontamination in cooperation with the eFM Student Radio. The purpose of the curriculum is to encourage participants to observe, criticise and thus also change the situation in the society. During the workshop, the participants are trained to use video and audio recorders, to create scenarios for short feature and documentary videos. After having created scenarios with the assistance of experts, they independently shoot and finalize their video and radio stories.


In addition to this curriculum, over the past period the team of the Association for Cultural and Media Decontamination also designed and produced 5 cartoons and radio-stories entitled ''Say It to the Smart Mushroom and Bird on a Wire'' for children from the flood affected areas. The cartoons aim at improving the general psychological health of children from the mentioned areas.
Moreover, the cartoons aim at educating the children and contain basic guidelines for behaviour of children and youth in the emergency situation resulting from the floods. It is planned to visit as many of these towns as possible over the coming period and include as many children and youth as possible in these activities by applying the concept of guerrilla filmmaking.


The project is supported by UNICEF whose contribution was made possible with UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). CERF receives contributions year-round from United Nations Member States and Observers, regional bodies, private sector, foundations and individuals. 

 

 

 

 

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