The goal is to bring the reality of other peoples to Guatemala, find, know, recognize and feel-as Latin American brothers-as with identities, but also various objectives and common struggles. We want to bring the sample in communities and schools and conduct a Community Media Training Workshop with young Mayan boys and girls.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific population with whom you will be working.
Young Mayan boys and girls of 5 villages located in Alta Verapaz, Totonicapán, Quiché, Chimaltenango and Escuintla in Guatemala. We as Red Tzikin work in a coordinated but decentralized, so we aim to make approximately 50 projections and 5 workshops, reaching a final audience of over 5000 people in all the comunities.
Who else will be on your team to help implement the project?
This idea is supported from the Red Tzik'in project. For several years we have been discussing the needs and challenges of film and video in social Guatemala. Since 2012 several groups of filmmakers have intensified this coordination effort and debate, and we have realized that we need to support each other and work hand in hand with communities in the areas of dissemination, training and audiovisual production. Thus arises the Tz'ikin Network. Independent Filmmakers Guatemala. In addition the project is linked to the experiences of Nuestra Gente (Our People) in Medellin and mARTadero in Cochabamba, Bolivia, with whom they will share methods and experiences among participants. COCHABAMBA – www.martadero.org. MEDELLÍN -https://www.facebook.com/corporacionculturalnuestragente
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
This sample comes from the need to publicize audiovisual, mostly documentaries, but is also open to other genres as fiction and animation, that address the major problems we face today the peoples of Latin America and Guatemala that threaten our lives and territories. Share histories of Bolivia and Medellin with young population in Guatemala.
The goal is to bring the reality of other peoples to Guatemala, find, know, recognize and feel-as Latin American brothers-as with identities, but also various objectives and common struggles.
In these schools, community samples and a special program for children-as, Children's Shows, which with simple animations and video charts, and girls learn about other indigenous cultures of Latin America and respect for mother nature will.
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established or plan to establish that will contribute to the success of the project.
Currently the Tz'ikin Network consists of the following groups and producers: Movement Artists Riak'u'k, Caracol Producciones, Connect Association, C9 Production, Theater Collective Street, Noj ‘Productions, Young Maya Comalapa, EPRODEP, Independent Media Center, Young Communicators of La Trinidad, Union Radio Voice of the Resistance, Young Communicators Copal'aa Hope and several people at the individual level.
We are part of the American Network of Community Communication (REMECOCO) and the Latin American Film and Communication Coordinator of Indigenous Peoples (CLACPI) http://www.clacpi.org
How many participants do you think will be trained in your project?
10 participants per workshop will be trained and accompanied throughout the project, with the possibility and desire to become a seed for other young people to join. This make a total of 50 young mayan boys and girls participating during the project.
Describe which technologies, tools, and media you will focus on when training participants.
Video cameras and recorders as use of registry tool and training in use of networks for sharing histories with other comunities.
Describe the facilities where you will hold the workshops.
We will work in schools and community groups meeting each locality, also we will use all the equipment of the Red Tzik'in, 10 computers, 10 modems).
What is your current relationship with the community with whom you plan to work? What makes you the most appropriate individual or organization to implement this project?
All members of Red Tzik'in are young independent journalists, who belong to the communities where they conduct workshops and exhibitions, we are involved with the local government and have 2 years experience in conducting these activities, so we have the confidence of the people.
What specific challenges do you expect to face when planning and implementing your project?
The challenge is to connect the history of local communities and generate exchange with other Latin American realities, to bring our countries and promote other ways to build
How will you measure and evaluate the project’s impact, specifically: your primary participants, the wider regional community, or the global digital community?
Through the amount of products established, the number of platforms created (blogs, facebook page, twitter acount…), the number of participants, the spaces for dialogue through video conference with Medellin and Guatemala and news articles, both print and digital.
If your project were to be selected as a Rising Voices grantee, what would be the general timeline of project activities in 2014?
3rd International Film and Video in Defense of Life and Territory, Guatemala 2014
A schematic so we can say that the 3rd goal with this sign is threefold:
1. Carry Sample in communities and schools (schools and Community Samples, July and August)
Two. Carry Sample in rural towns (Official Show, October)
Three. Perform Training Community Media Workshop with young Maya (Workshop, September)
Detail a specific budget of up to $2,500 USD for operating costs.
Coordinator and Manager-to-a $128
Poster design, web $192
Record video and photography $256
Printing Posters $641
Projectionists and logistics General $ 641
Incentive projectionists $512
consumables (stationery, cassettes, DVDs, etc) $128
Equipment and Audiovisual Media (gunboat and sound equipment) 1025.
Besides the microgrant funding, what other support can Rising Voices provide for your project to ensure its success?
Promoting activities that encourage communities to tell their stories creatively. Provide teaching materials and common experiences that can enrich Samples and workshops.