The Feather Picking play, movie and workshop proves that the presentation and discussion of the actual social questions has an important place in the contemporary theater, movie and schools; that professional cultural and educational initiatives can be realized with the active participation of disadvantaged youngsters.
1,000 Euro Prize 2014
Region: Implemented nationwide
Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy
Fields of action: Migration
Project owner: Women for the Future Association
Responsible person: Rodrigó Balogh
From the theatre play to the docufiction to the workshop in sixth form: each time borders are transgressed: lived discrimination is lifted onto stage; young Roma incarnate their and others' stories in plays or films; they are trained for this; young Roma and non-Roma come into sixth form and ask questions on the life of young Roma and on the relation between Roma and non-Roma. "Feather Picking" has multiple socially innovative effects: the participants get ahead professionally, the culture scene is stimulated in terms of content and form, and schools open themselves to a discourse that was hitherto socially neglected.