„Those, who close their eyes to the past, will turn blind for the present.“
Richard von Weizsäcker, former German President
Battle das Feld si j`étais magicien
100 years ago the First World War ripped Europe apart. The Great War caused altogether 37 million casualties, 17 million people died and 20 million were wounded in four years. As distance in time and space expands, the subsequent generations lose touch with this catastrophe and the way it caused a permanent change in Europe
The 100 project aims at taking young adults from Germany, France and Great Britain on a time travel by using modern educational techniques, creative expression and modern media. In information driven sessions and workshops they will learn about their joint belligerent past. But they will also encounter each other on site of the Somme battlefields (France) and communicate about the reverberations this catastrophe has on them today. Furthermore, they will collaborate in artistic workshops and create visual art works, literature, theater and dance thus transforming past forces of destruction into contemporary answers of mutual understanding.
The 100 project will continuously be documented on an open space platform. In this digital sphere, the participants can stay in touch, share their experiences with their peer groups, have their families and friends react and join into a cross-cultural dialogue with the general public.
We want to inspire & educate young adults interested on war and peace, in a modern, exciting way.
- Educate children on the real life aspect of WW1 and some of the realities and truths involved with war. Our emphasis is to spread knowledge not only through information, but expresssion.
- Encourage & inspire young adults to investigate information given to them.
- Share information with other students and experience new areas and environments.
-WW1 History Facts- Learning specific facts, gaining knowledge about WW1.
-1st Hand Experiences- Gaining life experience by actively going out into regions affected by war.
-Creative Exploring- Discovering themes on their own
-Creative Expression- Reflecting their feelings and experiences by producing arts based on what they have witnessed.
-Dealing with original documents: an authentic diary of a wounded German soldier in WW1, photography, original documents, poetry and literature from the past 100 years
2015 Event 1:
5 ambassador students from each school 9th and 10th graders: French, German, English.
3 days, April 24-26 at The “Jugendkulturzentrum Pumpe” in Berlin.
Day 1 WW1 traces in Berlin & Creative Workshops
Day 2 WW1 exhibits at the Deutsches Historisches Museum & Creative Workshops
Day 3 WW1 soldier diary & Creative Workshops
2015 Event 2
Trip to Amiens, France beginning of May
Itinerary: Visiting the battlefields around St.Albert, „La Briqueterie“, Amiens by bike, „Valery sur la mèr“ now and then - creating theatre and artictic sketches in the space „La Briqueterie“ https://www.facebook.com/la.briqueterie
Documentation and content will be uploaded to the website.
The targeted 7.500 € budget is for the inititation of the project, the April Symposium, the May trip and the setting up and maintenance of the platform.
MothersFinest is a company created by Nadja Raabe to explore dance, music and arts for all people, especially children.
Previous MothersFinest projects included a successful student exchange program for 16 to 18 year old Norwegian students in Berlin. The students got to feel and experience different cultures and also learn another language.
Together with Deborah Giese-van Kempen MothersFinest realised a team work processed during which students realized how much fun the creative processes can be. The result was a short video labelled “Live, Learn & Explore”.
MothersFinest now envisions philanthropic & philosophical ideas with a strong history-related approach as well as the idea of an open science platform for all people.
We have an effective hard working team of people to make this project happen.
Nadja Raabe's expertise are in combining workforces and business networks. She will manage the 100 project alongside her MothersFinest team including:
James Faulkner is a well established English actor, as seen and heard in various films & TV shows including “X-Men First Class” & “Bridget Jones' Diary”.
Heinz Hönig performed in the Stage Epic ''War Horse''. Besides film work and involvement in numerous television productions his other passion is working with children.
Todd Ford worked with Nadja Raabe in the creation of The Live, Learn & Explore Project. He will support the 100 project with the film production. He is also a dancer, choreographer and web designer.
Oliver Ellis Cathcart assisted Nadja Raabe in the planning and organisation, funding the 100 project He has his own company www.beataid.com. He will realise the music for the events & film productions.
Phillippe Chardon is one of the three initiators of the 100 project and works as a visual artist in Amiens-France. He was a teacher and his imagery can be seen at galleries and the comedie francais. Other works include a “Unicef” project.
Guido Steinke is the other initiator of the 100 project. He assisted in the project with his organisational talent is interested in the human rights and peace aspect.
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