Im Rahmen einer Projektwoche produzierten sie vier Kurzfilme zum Thema „Zwischenmenschliche Werte und Gefühle“.
Teilgenommen haben zwölf Schülerinnen und Schüler aus dem israelischen Jugenddorf Ayanot nahe Tel Aviv und 14 Schülerinnen und Schüler der multiethnisch geprägten Max-Beckmann-Schule Frankfurt, alle im Alter zwischen 15 und 18 Jahren. Beide Gruppen hatten sich im Unterricht und in AGs auf die Projektwoche vorbereitet.
// In April 2013, 26 young people from Israel and Germany spent a week at Deutsches Filmmuseum Frankfurt in order to produce four short films on “values and feelings”. 12 of the participating students, all aged between 15 and 18, came from the youth village “Ayanot”, located near Tel Aviv. 14 students came from Max Beckmann School in Frankfurt which is characterized by its multiethnicity. Both groups had previously been prepared for the project in their respective schools.
// This project could only be realized thanks to the support of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM).
1. Projekttag/First project day
Gemeinsam hielten sie – der Projekttag fiel auf das Datum des israelischen Nationalfeiertags Jom haScho‘a – auf dem Neuen Jüdischen Friedhof eine Gedenkstunde für die Opfer der Shoah und die gefallenen jüdischen Widerstandskämpfer ab.
2. Projekttag/Second project day
// The preparation for the filmic work started on day 2. Guided by the Australian director Jack Rath, by the staff of the film literacy department at Deutsches Filminstitut and by Israeli film teacher Itamar Hadari, the students developed their film ideas. They had brought small treasure chests containing items with a special personal value. On the basis of these items, they talked about their lives and discussed concepts like home, friendship, isolation and racism. Everybody involved was astonished by the frankness of their discussion. The students were then divided into four mixed groups in which they finally developed precise filmic concepts.
3. bis 7. Projekttag/3rd until 7th project day
// Four days were left for the four teams to produce their films. The students took over tasks like directing, shooting, sound recording and acting. They shot their scenes, sifted through their material in the evenings, edited and recorded self-composed music. They kept on developing their concepts and ideas as they went. Besides filming, there was an accompanying programme which included an official reception at the Town Hall of Frankfurt as well as a Shabbat ceremony in the synagogue in Frankfurt-Westend. This experience, together with a subsequent kosher Shabbat dinner in the Jewish Community Centre, was a highlight for both the German and the Israeli students who were impressed by the vitality of Jewish life in Frankfurt.