About the volunteer workHamburg-Wilhelmsburg is the biggest river island in Europe and an ever-changing multicultural part of the city. Many different kinds of projects and events both big and small, such as the Hamburg international building exhibition (IBA), the Hamburg international garden show (igs), Dockville/Artville and 48h Wilhemsburg have influenced the many different places, people and themes of the Wihelmsburg district. Even the accommodating and integration of a diverse group of people who have fled their home countries is keeping the people of Wilhemsburg busy. Within the structure of this media workshop, your task is to use film to represent what is so particular about Wilhelmsburg and how people who live and work in the district deal with the socio-cultural and social changes and challenges in the area. Led by an experienced media pedagogue, you will develop your ideas for interviews, learn different camera techniques and how to cut and edit scenes. At the end of the project you will show your finished product in a self-produced programme, which will be shown in the TIDE TV television channel in Hamburg. In contrast with other ijgd media workshops, we are already providing you with the topic for filming. Have a look at the websites listed and think about whether you would like use film to represent how projects, events, and socio-cultural and social changes can influence a district. We would ask of you to capture many different voices and pictures, to promote the idea of giving a voice to people, who are usually very seldom heard. http://www.hamburg.de/wilhelmsburg/ http://www.iba-hamburg.de/en/iba-in-english.html http://www.hamburg.de/igs-2013 http://en.msdockville.de/ http://www.wilhelmsburgonline.de/ Please note: In the youth centre and media education centre, there is a very strict no smoking and no alcohol policy.
Local accommodationYou will be sleeping on air beds in a modern youth centre, located around 5 minutes away from your workplace (a media education centre). Meals will be prepared and cooked together in groups.
About the project locationYou'll be staying in the youth centre and working in the media education centre in the Wilhelmsburg district of Hamburg. From there you can easily get to know the second largest city in Germany with its many tourist attractions. At the weekend, it's worth taking a trip to the Nordsee or Ostsee lakes.
RequirementsYou will need a good level of English for this project and should also be interested in cinema.
Extra info about the projectThere is an extra fee of 380.00 € for this project. Please note that there is a strict no smoking and no alcohol policy in both youth centres!