The Picturing a Common Future project makes a documentary-style film that follows true and South Sudanese stories of reconciliation to be shown around the country with the use of mobile cinema’s. The screenings are organized together with youth groups and have aim to spark discussion, raise awareness and good practices of alternatives to violence. This will inspire youth groups to initiate reconciliatory initiatives in their communities as follow-up.
The project uses a participatory decision-making process to define key messages, issues for the debate and the film content. This helps local partners and organization to embrace the project, develop ownership over it, make the film context-relevant, and link it as much as possible to other ongoing activities to ensure a multiplier effect. To assure a common outreach approach, South Sudanese facilitators will be trained in dialogue and reconciliation practices and will make use of a specially designed facilitation handbook. By this means the debate following screenings remains in line with the film’s messages, allows for a debate that does no harm and that is sensitive to conflict, ethnic and gender dynamics, and stimulates follow-up by youth groups.
To galvanize youth-led dialogue to further peaceful coexistence, using mobile cinema to generate awareness, stimulate dialogue and foster reconciliation.
This project well be implemented in collaboration with NORAD, PAX and Amalna