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TSPS-Short Videos 2023

The Shoe Project Shorts consisted of two series of film workshops that took place over several months and happened entirely online due to the pandemic. The main goal was to help the women tell their Shoe Stories on film, while also learning film skills that the participants can use for the rest of their lives. It was an intensive collaborative creative process, through mentoring, dialogue, exchange, empowerment and joined learning. Key in this process was the artistic development the women embarked on. Throughout the entire shooting and editing process, the focus was on how voice and storytelling are the cornerstones of powerful personal filmmaking. The film mentors played a pivotal role in this creative journey, sharing not only their technical knowledge, but also their own experiences as both immigrants and artists. They were Gerda Cammaer and Serene Alahmad (for Part 1 and 2), and Sadaf Resakhan Khajeh (for Part 2). The finished films (14 in total) were screened online on June 27, 2021 (Part 1: 5 films) and January 14, 2023 (Part 2: 9 films).

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