…Iz Kruga — Vojvodina was a guest at the training: Catch the film — let go of prejudices 3


Ivana Zel­ic, coor­di­na­tor of the SOS ser­vice of the Orga­ni­za­tion IZ KRUGAVOJVODINA, was a guest lec­tur­er at the train­ing of the Cre­ative Affir­ma­tive Orga­ni­za­tion PARNAS with­in the project Catch the film — let go of prej­u­dice 3. The train­ing was held at the Med­ical Fac­ul­ty in Novi Sad, Octo­ber 28, 2020 in 18 hours.

Ivana Zel­ic spoke about her expe­ri­ence in work­ing with women with dis­abil­i­ties and the most com­mon stereo­types that soci­ety has towards women with dis­abil­i­ties. She point­ed out that vio­lence against women is still invis­i­ble and that it is often not rec­og­nized by pro­fes­sion­als.

The project Catch the film — let go of prej­u­dice 3, is being held for the third year in a row in Novi Sad high schools and fac­ul­ties, and it is aimed at break­ing down prej­u­dices and stereo­types towards peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties. The goal of the project is to pre­vent dis­crim­i­na­tion against social­ly vul­ner­a­ble groups of young peo­ple and to affirm film as a means of edu­ca­tion to achieve social change.

The pres­i­dent of PARNAS and the orga­niz­er of the edu­ca­tion, Mile­sa Milinkovic, spoke about stereo­types towards peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties, why are often per­ceived pow­er­less or super­heroes when they suc­ceed (grad­u­at­ed from col­lege, employed, mar­ried and hav­ing chil­dren). She espe­cial­ly empha­sized why it is impor­tant to talk about peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties from the aspect of the social mod­el and about the use of appro­pri­ate ter­mi­nol­o­gy.

Stu­dents of Spe­cial Edu­ca­tion and Reha­bil­i­ta­tion, had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn the basic con­cepts of dis­abil­i­ty and dis­crim­i­na­tion of per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties, through the screen­ing of 5 films from the fes­ti­val Catch the film. The fol­low­ing films were shown: Ambrose’s Life Tricks (Mon­tene­gro), Unfor­get­table (Italy), Free Fall (Cana­da), Viki and Lib­er­a­tion (Poland).

Pho­to: Par­tic­i­pants in the train­ing Catch the film

Spe­cial atten­tion is giv­en to spe­cif­ic top­ics with­in dis­abil­i­ty, and those are sex­u­al­i­ty of women with dis­abil­i­ties and vio­lence against women with dis­abil­i­ties.

I am very sat­is­fied with the edu­ca­tion. Par­tic­i­pants had the­o­ret­i­cal knowl­edge on these top­ics, but they had no oppor­tu­ni­ty to hear more about the top­ics of sex­u­al­i­ty and vio­lence against women with dis­abil­i­ties. There are fre­quent state­ments that the top­ics of sex­u­al­i­ty and vio­lence are lit­tle present in the edu­ca­tion sys­tem and the media — says Ivana.

Edu­ca­tion also sen­si­tizes teach­ing staff to encour­age the social inclu­sion of vul­ner­a­ble groups and elim­i­nate dis­crim­i­na­tion, which encour­ages these aspects to be applied in work­ing with young peo­ple.
The train­ing was mod­er­at­ed by Mar­i­jana Ram­ic, coor­di­na­tor of PR activ­i­ties of the Catch the Film Fes­ti­val.



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