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In 2007, Ms Maiguashca set up Film Crew Club, a media programme in which she has worked for a decade with hundreds of students. Over the last 10 years, the media landscape has changed dramatically. Social media apps and filmmaking tools have become a fundamental part of our digital lives. Young people, in particular, learn,socialise, explore their identities and engage with the world using their screens. Media literacy is now a basic literacy. In response to these developments, Film Crew Club workshops focus on co-creation formats: students work with cameras + handheld devices to explore 2/3D animation, live action, gaming and social media content. By making films together, students learn, first hand, how to look at media critically and how to engage with it safely and respectfully. Classes include playful exercises and games in which students learn to verify images, assess content for risk, understand how editing tools manipulate imagery and differentiate between authentic and sponsored content.

Film Crew Club workshops are also available for adults to help both teachers and parents connect and mentor children’s online experiences.  Our workshops are offered as part of after-school and media literacy programmes in Amsterdam based schools. They are also offered as independent workshops throughout the year for kids, teens and adults at other locations.
If you are interested in organising a Film Crew Club workshop at your school or with your group, contact us directly on details below.
Classes can be given in English or Dutch.


“Is Youtube Raising Our Children?”

Date: January 19th
Are we missing opportunities to nurture and engage our children by relating to their media? During this talk we will screen film clips from “Friends Like Me”, a documentary project in which young people give us a glimpse into the lives of a generation who have grown up deeply, emotionally invested in media as a form of self-expression and engagement. We follow with a live group discussion including teens who have participated in this project.
Register through Cultcheers or contact me directly.


Maiguashca_2015-cropManuela Maiguashca is a British filmmaker, activist and teacher who lives and works in the Netherlands. She produces and directs documentary media projects that deal with human rights, social inclusion and child welfare. She works with international NGOs as an activist, director and producer. Her film work has been broadcast and screened internationally and, more importantly, used in a wide range of educational and advocacy programmes. Ms. Maiguashca has taught media for over 15 years to adults and children in a wide range of schools and digital literacy programmes. She was a visiting lecturer at The London Film Academy for 15 years and is currently developing Film Crew Club into a media mentoring programmes for children, teenagers and parents. Workshops are offered in Amsterdam based schools as well as at other locations in both English and Dutch.
She is passionate about sharing her knowledge with young people as well as learning from them.




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MOBILE: 0650856658
EMAILS: maiguashca@filmcrewclub.com

FACEBOOK: @filmcrewclub

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