The concept of the workshop in terms of participant was to integrate the youth with the young trade unionists who has lost connection to this new generation and feel speechless when it comes to talking to the next generation about worker representation, solidarity and why it is important to care about work-related policies and employment.
The methodology was storytelling through visual media mostly through videos. The use of speech was limited to only a few subtitles and words, but the messages are clear and easy to understand.
The first day, the participants had a discussion about the 5 topics that were the basis of their stories from then on. The discussion had an unexpected turn which generated a very vivid dialogue between the two generations (16-18 and 25-30 year olds) about ways of effective communication through social media and digital channels. It was very thrilling to see how young trade unionist have the opportunity to ask the target group which they struggle to reach and get a better image about their wants and needs.
The next step in our agenda was to learn the basics of „pocket-filmmaking”, in other words: how to make quality videos by using only our mobile phone or tablets. Our trainer, Máté gave a short presentation about the film aesthetics and frames of filming, which was very useful for the participants.
After lunch, the team talked about storytelling and about what makes a story good, and worth to watch or listen. We went through the basic elements which make up a story and started a brainstorming about our joint video, then everybody got a role in the cast and they started to film. You can see the video here: https://speechless.ypart.eu/proposal/3971-The_missing_piece.html
Here are the group videos from Sunday:
We hope to see you on our next workshop in February!