Our goal is to improve inter-cultural understanding and help to reduce global inequality. We endeavour to engender sympathetic insight, reflection and dialogue across national boundaries.
Our activities take us behind clichés and prejudice. We attempt to make the “unfamiliar” familiar and attach great importance to emphasising likeness rather than differences.
Spor Media’s activities include
Global Kids: Visits by cultural groups from Africa, Latin America and Asia. Children and young people meet to engage in cultural activities across social and cultural divides.
Documentary films: Films about people around the world, their dreams and their challenges. Stories based on our own ideas or created in collaboration with others.
Distant Neighbours: Web based film and teaching materials give Danish children insight into the cultures and societies of Africa, Latin America and Asia.
Spor out there – Miradas Juveniles: Media projects in Latin America and Africa give young people in poor societies to speak out and change their living conditions.
We went off to Central America equipped with a portable typewriter, a camera and a tape recorder to report on the popular revolt and the dream of justice. We were eye witnesses to the revolution in Nicaragua and produced the slide show ”Free the Mother Country – or die”.
We also produced SPOR’s first teaching materials in collaboration with the Danish Spanish teachers’ association.
We were hired as consultants for Operation Day’s Work, which over the years produced slide shows with our help. We also taught communications skills for several of the Nicaragua Committee’s ‘Building Brigades’.
Thanks to the support of Danida, we were able to promote films from the South for the next 13 years. In addition to the festival in Havana we attended FESPACO in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, along with festivals in Tunisia, Chile and India. Some 100 films found their way to Danish audiences. Five of these were African feature films, imported in collaboration with distributors in Sweden, Norway and Finland and subtitled in four languages.
At the 1987 film festival in Havana we met a group of Latin American directors who wanted to make an international co-production with young girls as the lead characters: Vision Latina. So in 1988 we returned to Havana with our film about a Danish-Chilean girl whose parents had fled from Pinochet’s dictatorship: ”Isabel c/o Denmark”.
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