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.
The lead character in “The Shadow of the Bomb” produced for Danish national TV.
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.
So with the support of CISU, SPOR has – in collaboration with the cultural organisation COMPA in Bolivia – established a media project for young people in one of Bolivia’s largest cities, El Alto. The city is infamous for its poverty, criminality and drug abuse problems, and through the project we teach young people how to use film as a medium to portray their own reality and make demands on adults and their community. “We break down barriers” was directed by Shezenia and Anahí from Bolivia.
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