Europe at the peak of its development. Still, many people face discrimination - the society does not see them, their rights and freedoms are ignored.
What can make difference? Documentary theater - mix of art and innovative method of advocacy for the rights of discriminated people.
Kyiv, Ukraine, London, Great Britain, Berlin, Germany
Stigmatization of IDPs, refugees, asylum seekers, stateless persons is a common problem to all European countries. Very often, the most vulnerable social groups receive the least support from the states and from the society they live in. The documentary theater will raise awareness of the problem of intolerance towards aforementioned groups in Europe and initiate a dialogue between them, other society members and the state authorities in at least 7 European countries. The documentary theater is an alternative advocacy approach that will be of benefit to persons who will present their stories as well as to the thousands of those facing similar difficulties all over the Europe.
A documentary play based on the real stories of IDPs will be created and demonstrated in at least 45 European and Ukrainian cities. Over 30 IDPs will overcome their tough personal experiences of being stigmatized by the society they live in and give a positive example to those who appear to be in similar situation. The theater will be promoted in media and followed by the 3 press-conferences and 45 QA sessions with the project’s team and IDPs. Thus, media will learn to correctly present information about vulnerable groups of people not creating stigma, media and society will learn to tolerate and even assist vulnerable categories of people. Upon the end of the project the theater will not disappear – its scenario will be enhanced by the new real people's stories from all over the Europe.
- Scriptwriter elaborates on the scenario of the play based on the real stories of IDPs faced stigmatization. Psychologist and a director work with IDPs.
- Administration prepares the venue for the premier in Kyiv and works with the festivals and partner theaters in other cities.
- Administration shares information about the theater through social networks and media.
- The play is being showed in at least 45 European and Ukrainian cities involving diverse public.
- Upon the end of the project the project’s team hands over the scenario of the play to the documentary theatres over Europe so that the play develops by including new stories of the people in difficult life situation from different countries.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe