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A Purple Touch to the Cinema:Cache Tales

Lead Organisation: 
Partners: 
Baglar Women Cooperative Struggle for the Elimination of Violence against Women Communication, Environment, Culture and Business, Turkey
Osk Q-Coop/ CoopNet, Finland
Granted Amount: 
€35,000
Year of Grant: 
2012
National Network: 

The Project is designed as 3-months cinema and film-making trainings by experienced and expert trainers with the participation of 25 young women trainees living in Diyarbakir, whom are interested in cinema but do not have access to cinema education and film-making process due to socio-economic constraints, and existing gender inequality. After trainings, trainees will shoot short movies and documentaries on previously determined themes’ such as human and women rights, social peace and gender equality. Films will be shown both in various places of Diyarbakir and Helsinki, as well as in national and international film festivals. 5 seminars will be organized during the Project, 4 of them will be on “4D strategy” of ALF; and 1 will be on the exclusion of women from social and cultural life, gender domination and importance of women’s existence in the cinema. Total duration of the Project is 9 months.
The aim of the Project is to support regional and cultural initiatives from a gendered perspective, to give deprived women necessary tools to express themselves, to change male-dominated power structure, to promote respect, dialogue, diversity, and awareness within the society; and to contribute to social development.

The aim is to support and contribute regional and cultural initiatives from a gendered perspective, to give deprived women necessary tools to express themselves, to change male-dominated power structure, to promote respect, dialogue, diversity, and awareness within the society; and to contribute to social and technical development through women's voices in the cinema and cultural policies.

To make movie, to argue, to produce, to imagine, and to practice with women for women
To develop artistically and technically qualified young women filmmakers
To make visible cultural and social diversity of the region from a gender perspective
To provide an opportunity for developing intercultural multi linguistic dialogue
To share experiences on local and international level
To encourage collective production and to promote solidarity among women
To develop platform for women to express themselves in their mother tongue
To match women's artistic potential with their untold stories
To raise awareness on women's contribution to the cinema
To develop a new expression platform and approach that based on gender equlitarian perspective in cultural and artisitic field.

Duration: 
Monday, September 17, 2012 to Friday, May 17, 2013