Animation Space & NASC will facilitate a group of young immigrants in Cork City to produce a winning animation movie as an entry for PLURAL+ international youth movie competition!
NASC is an immigrant support centre based in Cork City. We link migrants to their rights, reunite families and work together to reform legislation. NASC's mission is to enable migrants to access justice and human rights and to work to ensure a just, inclusive and integrated society.
Animation Space (http://www.facebook.com/animationspace)
“Animation Space” is Cork based partnership of educators, giving a hands-on, interactive learning experience. dedicated to giving people of all ages creative and communication skills in a group setting. We see animation as a unique combination of craft, technology and narrative, fused into a single collaborative creative process, engaging the learner on multiple levels. Our groups focuses on a different topics, such as inclusion, empowerment, migration, diversity, and more. Our groups explores the topics through games and role-play, which provide the basis for the animation. It is a collaborative process in which the young people learn to work as a team, share and communicate their ideas, and develop interpersonal skills.
Animation Space Facilitators:
Naomi Fein wears many hats. She is a designer, facilitator, artist, youth worker… and under those there are many more sub hats: illustrator, web designer, print designer, community artist, education program developer, puppeteer, and animator. She has been involved in Animation Space since its start in 2009. Being an immigrant herself she is very happy about the opportunity to collaborate with NASC on this project. http://www.creativenaomi.com
Alice D'Arcy is a researcher, developer and facilitator of projects in the areas of the environment, sustainability, and creative education. She has a Masters and PhD from UCC in environmental science (mostly on potatoes and worms), and is currently studying Arts Participation and Development in Crawford College. She has a broad range of experience, from ecology to farming and animation to development education. She is passionate about lots of things, including many living and extinct creatures (notably dinosaurs, butterflies and chickens), science, creative education, growing things, sharing ideas, and life in general!
Caterina Totaro has been working for the past ten years in the field of international development in Europe, Latin America and Africa. For the past 4 years she has been coordinating the Development Education Programme and the national volunteer network at EIL Intercultural Learning, a Cork based non profit organisation. Experienced in informal education and in workshop facilitation, she recently joined the Animation Space. Caterina is delighted to have the opportunity to be part of the plural + project in collaboration with NASC.
Our young collaborators: Jamal, Gift, Tamara and Caithlinn are our young, enthusiastic, talented animators. They hail from Chad, Botswana, Nigeria, and, of course, Cork.
Your money will pay for us to facilitate these young people to develop and communicate their story through animation. It will contribute to the material and equipment costs, facilitation and video editing costs, production of the DVDs and to the launch of the final animation. Your money will also contribute to breaking stereotypes, raising awareness of discrimination and making us one big happy family! Thanks