Red, Yellow, Green :: Project Synopsis
[ watch the films by clicking here ]
This programme, lead by film-maker Jon Robson was geared to further international, creative links between Hull and Ethiopian communities.
This work was started through the production of a series of films produced by Jon in Ethiopia and designed to capture impressions of life and learning for young Ethiopians.
The content of these films will inform future learning in Hull schools, around film making and citizenship and is geared to enhance a creative dialogue between Ethiopian and Hull schools.
The films were produced during projects and workshops held in Ethiopia. The students we worked with attended the JRDC School. Shashemene. [Jamaican Rastafarian Development Community]
:: Africa Unite
We also attended the Africa Unite Symposium which was organised as part of the celebrations to honour the 60th anniversary of the Honour Rebel, Bob Nesta Marley, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 2-4 February 2005.
Several organisations – The African Union, The Bob Marley and Rita Marley Foundations, UNICEF, Economic Commission for Africa and World Bank – came together to organise a symposium, which would give an opportunity to young African intellectuals from the continent and from the Diaspora, using Bob Marley’s songs, to examine the African condition.
The young people debated issues, and pointed out problems which impede the realisation of African Unity; keep the African Woman under multidimensional forms of exploitation and oppression and which marginalise African youth, cultural workers (artists, musicians, painters and dramatists) from participating fully in building a viable, free, economically self reliant and culturally proud continent.