Inspirative Hiba’s story: making videos and drawings!

This time, we are bringing to you a story of CHANGE told by group of student journalists, as well as their inspiring short video:

 

This year, a group of eighth grade journalists from Ka┼íina and the teacher Dijana Po┼żgaj decided to get involved in a new interesting project. When the teacher introduced us to this project, I think we all wanted to start learning and making interesting papers right away. The CHANGE project, which we are currently working on, aims to encourage students to think critically about the topic of refugees and migration, to teach them how to distinguish facts from opinions and how to become able to recognize prejudices and stereotypes. So we came to a new class of our favorite extracurricular activity and the teacher told us that we could make a video in the style of ‘Draw my life’ on the topic of Hiba’s life. Hiba is a girl who escaped from her hometown in Syria in search of a better life, and we met her through a movie we watched while working on the first phase of CHANGE. The teacher showed us a video about Defective Life and then we threw ourselves into work. First, our journalist Natalia showed us the application she worked with for her ‘Draw my life’ for a monthly project in Croatian. The teacher then distributed the tasks. Elena drew a portrait of Hiba; Lana and Emma P. wrote the song; I was in charge of writing this article, and the other girls wrote and translated the text, found the pictures and edited the video. After everyone had done their part of the job, we were left to record the voice over for video. Some had trouble pronouncing English words, but in the end we finished it all and celebrated it by taking two or three group photos. This project has just begun, and we have already learned a lot. You can watch the video created during the 3 lessons below. Elena’s drawing is at the top of the article, and we will bring other works soon.

 

 

Croatian version

Inspirativna Hibina pri─Źa: radimo kratki video i crtamo!

Ovog puta donosimo vam pri─Źu o CHANGE projektu koju je ispri─Źala grupa novinarki iz osmog razreda, kao i njihov inspirativan kratki video:

 

Grupa novinarki osmih razreda iz Ka┼íine i u─Źiteljica Dijana Po┼żgaj ove godine odlu─Źile smo se uklju─Źiti u jedan novi zanimljivi projekt. Kad nam je u─Źiteljica predstavila ovaj projekt, mislim da smo sve odmah htjele zapo─Źeti s u─Źenjem i izradom zanimljivih radova. Projekt CHANGE, na kojem trenutno radimo,ÔÇ» ima za cilj potaknuti u─Źenike na kriti─Źko razmi┼íljanje o temi izbjeglica i migracija, podu─Źava ih kako mogu razlikovati ─Źinjenice od mi┼íljenja i tome da postanu sposobni prepoznati predrasude i stereotipe. (Vi┼íe o projektu mo┼żete pro─Źitati u jednom od na┼íih prija┼ínjih ─Źlanaka). Tako smo mi do┼íle na novi sat nama najdra┼że izvannastavne aktivnosti i u─Źiteljica nam je rekla da bismo danas mogle napraviti video u stiluÔÇ»Draw my lifeÔÇ»na temu Hibinog ┼żivota. Naime, Hiba je djevoj─Źica koja je pobjegla iz svojeg rodnog grada u Siriji u potrazi za boljim ┼żivotom, a mi smo je upoznali putem filma kojeg smo progledali rade─çi na prvoj fazi projekta. U─Źiteljica nam je pustila video o Hibnom ┼żivotu i onda smo se bacile na posao. Prvo nam je na┼ía novinarka Natalia pokazala aplikaciju na kojoj je ona radila svojÔÇ»Draw my lifeÔÇ»za jedan mjese─Źni projekt iz hrvatskog. U─Źiteljica nas je onda rasporedila koja ─çe ┼íto raditi. Elena je crtala portret Hibe, Lana i Ema P. su pisale pjesmu, ja sam bila zadu┼żena za pisanje ba┼í ovog ─Źlanka, a ostale cure su pisale i prevodile tekst, nalazile slike i ure─Ĺivale video. Nakon ┼íto je svatko napravio svoj dio posla ostalo nam je da snimimo glas preko videa. Neki su imali problema za izgovaranjem engleskih rije─Źi, ali smo na kraju sve zavr┼íile i proslavile to slikanjem dvije-tri grupne fotografije. Ovaj projekt je tek po─Źeo, a mi smo ve─ç puno toga nau─Źile. Video koji je nastao tijekom 3 nastavna sata mo┼żete pogledati u nastavku, Elenin crte┼ż je na vrhu ─Źlanka, a ostale radove donosimo uskoro.