Ha! Ha! ha! A film workshop to challenge stereotypes is an activity aimed at Barcelona primary schools. Through audiovisual creation, children find a space for self-representation and to challenge the topics that circulate in audiovisual fiction and in the media about girls and boys.
The project was born in 2018 and is designed jointly with the Tara collective, an association dedicated to the pedagogy, dissemination and creation of audiovisual culture and social and feminist thought. With the aim of bringing boys and girls closer to the language of audiovisual fiction and non-fiction through meaningful learning. From the reworking of standardized discourses and topical gender representations of childhood through comedy and ensuring that their creative proposals generate new stories that surpass and subvert the conventional ones.
The teachers join boys and girls in this process of introspection, debate and representation that is transformed into a series of comic short films with specific formal premises that they must respect. The workshop ends with the collective screening of all the short films made by the participating centers.
Ha! Ha! Ha! is a project with a future perspective that has already accumulated 5 editions and has enjoyed the collaboration of institutions such as Institut Municipal d’Educació de Barcelona (IMEB), Institut de Cultura de Barcelona (ICUB), Institut Català de la Dona (ICD) and the sponsorship of Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) and Foto K.
Conceptualization and coordination of workshops
Design educational materials
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