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WHAT WE HAVE
I'M Original produced a nine part online series in 2017, for Professor Lesley Lokko at the UJ Graduate School of Architecture. The core team included Ingrid Martens as Producer/Director, Brett Anolik as Co-Director/Editor, Michael Jaspan as Director of Photography and Heike Verhoef as Production Assistant.
Safe Space is an innovative teaching and learning initiative of Transformative Pedagogies, it highlights the schools ongoing commitment to decolonising and transforming its curriculum. Every fortnight, a group discussion took place in different spaces around the city of Johannesburg that asked students to look critically at issues of 'race', otherness, power, class, gender and stereotyping in order to facilitate the discussions that we often find difficult to host. GSA facilitators asked students about their own histories and experiences and to respond to briefs that attempt to translate their insights and knowledge into tangible outputs in the form of papers, articles, short films and exhibition material. The nine short films will be brought together in an hour-long documentary which is scheduled for completion in 2018. The series premiere took place at the GSA Summer Show on 29 November 2017.
For More: SAFE SPACE: THE DOCUMENTARY
Safe Space Episode #01
Safe Space Episode #02
Safe Space Episode #03
Safe Space Episode #05
Safe Space Episode #06
Safe Space Episode #04
9 PART ONLINE SERIES
2 DAY YOUTH BOOTCAMP FOR
#GIRLSAFE MEDIA CHANGE MAKERS
I'M Original, led by Ingrid Martens collaborates with iSchool Press Team, led by Michelle Lissoos, on various youth media projects. In 2017, we jointly applied for the United States (U.S.) Embassy, South Africa’s Funding Opportunity Application: Empowering Youth to Combat Gender Based Violence (GBV) and was awarded the grant. It include the delivery of training, content creation, a social media campaign during the 16 Days of Activism and then a one day youth expo.
For the training, 22 remarkable youth and 4 chaperones arrived from KZN and Gauteng for a Media Change Maker Bootcamp in Johannesburg. The training was designed by I’M Original and facilitated by award winning filmmaker and journalist, Ingrid Martens. The process was implemented with I’M Original’s support crew: industry professionals included Trish Malone, Michael Jaspan and Brett Anolik.
The participants were divided into 5 teams. To make the media making journey come alive, 5 stations were set up around the room to make it easy for them to follow the production process. Day 1 was focused on learning and then pitching their films to a panel who provided guidance and input. Day 2 was focused on creating content, including a film and various social media materials. To achieve their mandate, the teams followed their maps and were assisted by the professional crew to create their 5 powerful films, while the crew produced additional content.
It is hoped that this will become an annual campaign and that the Bootcamp is hosted across the country to ensure more and more powerful youth Media Change Makers are inspired and equipped to tell their stories.
For More: U.S. EMBASSY #GirlSafe
#GirlSafe Team #01
#GirlSafe Team #02
#GirlSafe Team #03
#GirlSafe Team #04
#GirlSafe Team #05
I'M Original also conducted the Baseline and Post Campaign Study and delivered an Outcomes Report.
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