1. Panel for Peace - Webcast


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    The "Panel for Peace - Dialogue on Peace and Theatre" was a live interactive panel discussion with theatre activists from around the world, on the 22nd of June 2013. Members of the panel were: Chen Alon, Hector Aristizábal, Hadi Marifat, Zahra Yagana and Teya Sepinuck, the panel was hosted by Luc Opdebeeck of FORMAAT. The panel is part of the E-Motive - Oxfam Novib network and happened in association with IKV Pax Christi / Ministerie van Vrede, CAL / Vrede van Utrecht and Movisie. The video is in English.

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    • The Liberty Bell is Cracked


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      The second annual SOCIAL JUSTICE RESEARCH ACADEMY was held for four weeks in July, 2013, at the University of Pennsylvania for high school students from around the world. This video slideshow -- of the first week of our program -- is one in a series of short documentaries that I created for the students as a record of our time together. Andrew T. Lamas Faculty Director SOCIAL JUSTICE RESEARCH ACADEMY Film WEEK ONE, July 1- 5, 2013 (Final revised version July 7, 2013) for educational purposes only.

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      • "The Individual in the Lead" (De Mens in de Hoofdrol) - Documentary


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        This film is a short documentary about "Theatre Studio Haarlem" (Theateratelier Haarlem), following the eleven participants from the start of the process. The aim of the process is to improve the social climate of those avoiding care, (ex-)homeless people, and those with psychiatric problems. Eventually the participants work towards a short Forumtheatre play to engage in a dialogue, about their social climate and possible solutions, with a number of stakeholders. Director of the play: Luc Opdebeeck. Language: in Dutch, with English subtitles.

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        • Home and Away - Voorstelling en Forum


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          (This video is only available in Dutch.) De Forumtheatervoorstelling "Home and Away" vertelt het verhaal van de Ethiopische leerling Asmellah die wordt gepest door twee klasgenoten (gezien vanuit het perspectief van zijn klasgenoot Carien), verweven met een volksvertelling over Aardigman en Wreedman, twee personages die moeten vluchten vanwege de oorlog. Formaat speelde ongeveer 190 voorstellingen van Home and Away op diverse scholen in Nederland, telkens met een impact op de scholieren. Centraal stond de vraag: "Wat kan jíj doen om pesten en discriminatie op school tegen te gaan?" Een film uit de oude doos - gefilmd in 2007 - maar een goed voorbeeld van wat Forumtheater kan betekenen voor (middelbare) scholieren en jongeren. Regie: Adrian Jackson en Luc Opdebeeck. Taal: Nederlands.

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          • Circus Pa Meijer - Voorstelling en Forum


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            (This video is only available in Dutch.) Circus Pa Meijer is een samenwerkingsproject tussen Formaat en Pameijer met als doel om cliëntparticipatie van mensen met een verstandelijke beperking via theater vorm te geven. De voorstelling is het verhaal van personage Annie, die tegen een aantal belemmeringen aanloopt in haar leef-, werk- en thuissituatie. Aansluitend aan de video (wat een procesverslag is van het project) zijn evaluatie-interviews met de deelnemers.

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            • Under Pressure - Forum


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              Part II of II: the Forum. Under Pressure is a Forumtheatre play for high school students about that which you don't want, but do all the same. During the piece a number of themes are touched upon, including: relationships, addictions, (unsafe) sex, debts, breaking promises, et cetera. The piece toured between 2010 and 2012 with about 200 shows, reaching over 10.000 young participants from all over the Netherlands.

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              • Under Pressure - Scenes


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                Part I of II: the Play. Under Pressure is a Forumtheatre play for high school students about that which you don't want, but do all the same. During the piece a number of themes are touched upon, including: relationships, addictions, (unsafe) sex, debts, breaking promises, et cetera. The piece toured between 2010 and 2012 with about 200 shows, reaching over 10.000 young participants from all over the Netherlands.

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                • Personal Story of Oppression


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                  Joi M. Sears, Executive Director of Theatre for the Free People reveals her personal story of oppression and how the Theatre of the Oppressed technique changed the course of her life. Theatre for the Free People is an organization which is dedicated to using the arts as a vehicle for social change. Please support the Theatre of the Oppressed + Theatre for the Free People Rockethub campaign for an international arts exchange project in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: http://rkthb.co/25001

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                  • Theatre of the Oppressed x Theatre for the Free People | Brazil


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                    Click here to check out campaign via Rockethub: http://rkthb.co/25001 Please consider making a contribution and spreading the word! Theatre for the Free People is an organization, which is dedicated to using the arts as a vehicle for social change. We are firmly rooted in the methodology of Augusto Boal, a prominent theatre director, writer and politician who made a dramatic impact on popular theatre and radical popular education movements through the development of his Theatre of the Oppressed technique. This summer, we have been invited to travel to Brazil to work with the Centro de Teatro do Oprimido (Center for the Theatre of the Oppressed) in Rio de Janeiro to conduct an International Arts Exchange Project. This project will consist of a variety of artistic, cultural and creative engagements, which will further amplify our collective mission to empower communities and individuals through the arts. Please support this project: www.theatreforthefreepeople.com

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                    • [THEATER] Madalenas International (english version)


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                      25min, Germany 2012 (language: english, italian, german, spanish, portuguese, with english subtitles) I Madalena International - Berlin 2012 Theatre is not enough ... one must act in real life. From the 11th to the 16th of September, 2012; The Madalena International Encounter was held in Berlin as an aesthetic experience which included the participation of 27 women, Theatre of the Oppressed practitioners, from different countries of Latin America, Africa and Europe. After the meeting, we denounced through the Internet the experience of gender violence that eight of our participants suffered at YAAM, an important point of the Afro culture in Berlin. "At dawn on Sunday, September 16th, these women faced sexist and violent attitude of some of the security team members. On the evening of that Sunday, a group of thirty people, men and mostly women went to the YAAM to express the rejection of this treatment, and to demand a public excuse besides concrete actions. We were denied communication with any of those responsible; the contact with the security team deepened the conflict. " On September 21st, we received a message from a representative of the board of YAAM requesting a phone contact. The phone conversation made possible a personal meeting on Sunday, September 23rd, between representatives of the Madalena International, the board of YAAM and its security staff. We required from YAAM the recognition and excuse for the violence and sexism perpetuated by the security staff. We also asked YAAM’s management to take concrete actions that would prevent that these types of situations happen again and demonstrate that they will not be tolerated carrying serious consequences. Finally, we proposed the mutual withdrawal of complaints made to the police. Despite not having the same perception of the events of September 16th, during the meeting, the representatives of YAAM recognized the violence and sexism, regretted and apologized for what happened and pledged to take appropriate action. As members of the Madalena International, and as activists of Theatre of the Oppressed, we believe in dialogue and cooperation; at the same time, we know that the struggle to overcome patriarchy must be continuous. Therefore, we will be attentive to the development of this case. We also want to express our outrage at the ongoing gentrification process in the vicinity of YAAM, which proposes the appropriation of another area of the city for the exclusive use of the rich. PS: In the sequence, we publish the statement of YAAM on this case. Gemeinsame Erklärung von YAAM Wie teilweise schon bekannt geworden ist, gab es frühen Morgen des 16.9.2012 – Sonntag, um 5Uhr – einen Streit an der Tür des YAAM. Die Ereignisse der Nacht lassen sich nicht mehr vollständig rekonstruieren. Zugleich ist das YAAM zu der Überzeugung gelangt, dass es seitens eines Türstehers zu einem Fehlverhalten gekommen ist. Hier sind elementare Grundprinzipien der Arbeit des YAAM verletzt worden, hierfür können wir uns nur entschuldigen. Das YAAM steht seit vielen Jahren für Gewaltfreiheit, Anti-Sexismus und Anti-Rassismus – und wenn aus unseren Reihen jemand gegen diese Prinzipien verstößt, muss dies Konsequenzen haben. In einem sehr konstruktiven Gespräch mit den beteiligten Frauen haben wir daher beschlossen, dass der betreffende Türsteher, obwohl wir uns mehr als 10 Jahre lang auf seine Dienste verlassen konnten, nicht mehr im YAAM beschäftigt wird. Beide Seiten werden die Anzeigen bei der Polizei zurückziehen. Das YAAM prüft darüber hinaus auf Anregung von Kuringa, ob nicht öfter Frauen an der Tür als Security eingesetzt werden können. YAAM, Kuringa und Madalena International haben in dem Gespräch festgestellt, dass es viele Ziele gibt, für die sich alle Beteiligten gleichermaßen einsetzen. Wir wollen daher im Dialog bleiben, um künftig auch gemeinsame Aktionen zu den Themen Sexismus und Rassismus durchzuführen.

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