Film Workshop Ateliers ’89

Since 2006, Ateliers 89 has been actively involved in organizing workshops for young people and adults in Aruba. These workshops are always leading towards an exhibitions, fashion show or theater- and film programs, depending on the content of the workshop. From 4th June – 27 June 2019 Sharelly Emanuelson will be in Aruba to give a film workshop to the participants.

Film Workshop by Sharelly Emanuelson

During a one month workshop participants will develop their basic film ideas and create/design their own short film. At the end of the workshop these will be shown in a major screening at Wind Creek Crystal and Seaport Casino Theater. How do we experience film in Aruba, the Netherlands Antilles and the Caribbean? With Sharelly participants will view the experiences of the spectator and the different ways in which films are produced, exhibited and enjoyed in the Caribbean Netherlands. They enter into conversations about how different narrative forms, styles and popular genres have developed in Hollywood, Europe, African cinema and activist movements such as Third World Cinema. In the context of “why local Matters” the participants will co-create and develop possible film themes, film stores and / or treatments that are urgent and must be made in the future. Depending on the involvement of the participants, teasers of the films can be made and displayed. Through a practical approach during this workshop, various aspects of the independent film phase will be discussed. The workshop is aimed at participants who already have a basic knowledge of the process of film making and its history, so that they are also able to critically reflect on their own viewing experiences and interpretations, and their relationship to film.