Aspiring filmmakers put through their paces in Bayda

Aspiring filmmakers put through their paces in Bayda

(23 Feb 2016) LIBYA FILMMAKING
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Bayda, Libya – 14 February 2016
1. Wide of Farag Mailuf, filmmaker, leading film making workshop
2. Pan of workshop participants
3. Various of workshop
4. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Farag Mailuf, filmmaker:
“The idea was to put together a film production workshop in Bayda City, and we started looking for interested youth and we came up with the concept of ‘youth cinema’. The idea was to find film directors or producers and actors.”
5. Various of Mailuf talking to participants
6. Close of participants
7. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Farag Mailuf, filmmaker:
“At the end of these workshops, after the training on the basics of camera shooting and angles of shooting, and acting as well as the real soul of acting, then we look at the ideas and scenarios. The youngsters must have looked for ideas and how to turn it into a scenario so we can have a good foundation (for filmmakers and actors) in this city.”
8. Various of Mailuf leading workshop
9. Various of Ramadan Al-Erebi, theatre actor and director, talking to participants
10. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Ramadan Al-Erebi, theatre actor and director:
“This is a good experience and I am very optimistic about it, as there are new faces in Bayda City, and many young people who are over 18 years-old who are eager to learn and have the skills, and they wish to contribute to the field of youth cinema.”
11. Various of workshop
12. Mid of Farahat Salem, workshop participant
13. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Farahat Salem, workshop participant:
“I applied to participate in this workshop through Facebook. I found an advert on their Facebook page and they were looking for young people for acting and training in directing, and we came here and they have been lecturing us on the idea of short films. To me, I was very interested.”
14. Various of filmmaking workshop
15. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Farahat Salem, workshop participant:
“We received training on filming in general and the basics, but we focused mostly on short films: what is a short film, why we have short films, what it is used for and how to tackle an issue or a phenomenon in the community.”
16. Various of participants performing on stage during workshop
LEADIN:
A group of filmmakers and actors has been teaching their skills to young people in Bayda.
The workshop aims to encourage a new generation of Libyans to get involved in the film industry.
STORYLINE:
Farag Mailuf takes centre stage.
Twenty three young people have come to learn from the filmmaker’s expertise at this workshop in the eastern city of Bayda.
War-torn Libya can be a difficult place to practise freedom of speech and express views and aspirations.
But the film industry in one way young people can have a voice.
“The idea was to put together a film production workshop in Bayda city, and we started looking for interested youth and we came up with the concept of ‘youth cinema’. The idea was to find film directors or producers and actors,” says Mailuf.
The participants have no previous experience in the industry, but they hope to use the skills they gain here to forge careers.
Mailuf thinks this could be the start of a new community for filmmakers and actors in Bayda.
“At the end of these workshops, after the training on the basics of camera shooting and angles of shooting, and acting as well as the real soul of acting, then we look at the ideas and scenarios.”
“The youngsters must have looked for ideas and how to turn it into a scenario so we can have a good foundation (for filmmakers and actors) in this city.”
Students are being taught by a range of film experts during the ten day workshop.
The performances tackle violence and the deep divisions in Libya.

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