Living It held its annual Ubuntu Teen Film Festival showcasing the films produced by the youth in their programmes. […]
Living It held its annual Ubuntu Teen Film Festival showcasing the films produced by the youth in their programmes. This year as part of the festival, they held a full-day workshop for 140 learners from various schools across Cape Town. The youth were divided into 7 groups of 20, and each group spent 30 minutes at the various arts/activity stations: visual art, hula-hooping, drumming, sandwich making, Hip Hop Education’s DJing, writing and film screenings. The theme was “Celebrating the soul of the eco-system”.
In the writing workshop, we used lines from Joy Harjo’s poem, Remember (which talks about our connection to the earth) as prompts for the young writers to write their own poems. It was inspiring to see what they produced in just 30 minutes and despite the shyness and self-consciousness, nine of the young writers read their poems to the entire group in our final jam session at the end of the day.
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