“Mirror of history” youth exchange will gather 21 participant from 4 countries in Chernivtsi, with aim to inspire and educate about history and multi-culturalism in a creative way. Participants will study local history of multicultural Chernivtsi, life of diferent minorities, collect materials and make documentary theater sketches – short performances about multi-ethnic and multi-cultural city of Chernivtsi: stories Jewish, Polish, Romanian-Moldova, German-Austrian, Ukrainian life in Chernivtsi, as well as interaction between different ethnic groups (as Trayan Popovici case when Romanian mayor saved almost 20 000 Jews, jewish girl Miriam Taylor surviving ghetto in Chernivtsi, time-trips to different historic periods of the city. Through documentary theater participants will learn and exchange about WW2 as common European history, memory and remembrance, connection between history and common European problem as racism and xenophobia; situation with minorities in different countries of Europe. The outcomes of the project will include documentary theater on the streets of the city and as videos, materials and methodology for how to research local history using collective memory and documentary theater. The project, video and materials will also contribute to promotion of Youth in Action programme, and imrpoving quality of international youth activities in its framework.
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