During the period June 1st -July 20th 2020, within 22 workshops, a group of children aged from 10 to 12, whose family and social environment is vulnerable due to the absence of one of their parents, was encouraged to exploit their own adaptation mechanisms to the new family reality and discover their own way of expression and personal development. Although they were originally designed for an offline format, in June the workshops were adapted to the virtual space, offering them a whole series of benefits, stimulating the creativity of the children who chose to express themselves both through theatrical techniques, playing, painting, drawing, the zine and photovoice technique, as well as through means specific to technology and the online environment, being encouraged and challenged to explore new ways of communicating. The specific profile of the target group will be found in the final product of the Dia-Pozitiv project: a virtual theatrical installation based on the documentation during the workshops and the materials designed by the participants, through which the virtual visitors of the project will connect with a new dimension of the family environment .
The premiere took place in November – 2022.
Constantly, during these months, the team of the project aimed to create concrete ways of active and participatory awareness of the family capacities among the Diaspora, helping the members of these families gain confidence in their own mechanisms of adaptation to the new family reality and discover their own way of expression and personal development.
Dia-Pozitiv is also an instrument of cultural diplomacy, which supports the intensification of dialogue and the growth of tolerance towards the target group. The proposed activities aim to increase active awareness, tolerance, acceptance and civic participation, encouraging the collaboration among public, private institutions and the NGO sector, with the role of educating, informing and encouraging the target group.
Project implemented in partnership with DGASPC Sector 6 Bucharest, the Embassy of Romania in the Kingdom of Spain (Madrid), School 153 in Bucharest, The Right to Education Foundation, Associazione Romani & Moldavi InVeneto and the Informal Association of Voices for Inclusion.
Workshop coordinators: Iulia Dromereschi, Magda Cernea, Sorana Țopa, Vero Nica, Ioana C.
documentary: Magda Cernea & Vero Nica
director: Jenniffer Corrales & Andu Dumitrescu
text: Vero Nica
Original music & sound design: Cezar Stănciulescu
image/editing/post-production/animation: Andu Dumitrescu
Software ingineer: Călin Moldovan
Marketing consultant: Mihai Pilcă
Financial expert: Mădălina Vlad
Project manager: Vero Nica
Ela Alexandrina Borteanu (the child’s voice)
Ionuț Iftimiciuc (the voice of fear)
Cultural project, co-funded by The National Administration of Cultural Fund.
The project does not necessarily represent the position of The National Administration of Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the project’s content or the way the results of the project can be used. They are entirely the beneficiary of the funding sole responsibility.
Thanks to: Elion Prodcom S.R.L. / MBV TAX Expert / DB Dental Expert SRL / Dalina Agency / Barber Society Cluj / Dragon Fly COMICART SRL / Sfera Dekor / Ian Butaru / Cezara Conțiu / Smaranda Tudor/ APS MAYA ETS / Instituto Hispano Rumano / Romanian School ”Nicolae Iorga” Liverpool / American Diaspora / Radio PRO Diaspora / Radio DA / Deutsch-Rumänisches Forum & Agero Stuttgart