India Today: Proyecto Infancia

Photography is an artistic expression but it is also an instrument of memory that allows us to create,
register and recognize cultural contexts, believes and values in different times and societies.
Today’s India is becoming the power with the youngest population. But without reforming the health,
education and vocational training, this advantage is likely to turn into a disaster.
Proyecto Infancia organizes photography workshops for children
from disadvantage backgrounds in different countries.
All the pictures in this movie were taken by children between 8 and 10 years.

Proyecto Infancia is a non-profit organization working from Madrid, Spain. Its main work is to organize photography workshops for groups of children between 7 and 15 years old, from disadvantage backgrounds in different countries, especially developing countries.

In India we realized three different workshops in different cities, collaborating with locals associations.
The first workshop was made in New Delhi with the former Street Children of Paharganj, in collaboration with Salaam Baalak Trust. We worked in a 24-hours full shelter that provide to kids security and a sense of home, restoring the childhood in children.
The second one was realized in the Badi Asha school, founded in Varanasi by the association Learn for Life to give a primary education to children coming from poor families.
We realized the third workshop in Mc Leod Ganj in the TCV, where we worked with kids refugees in Dharamsala from Tibet. Here they grow up togheter and learn to be indipendent. The children receive all that they need: house, food, clothes, medical cares, physical trainig and especially a complete education, moral values, hope and a cultural identity. They live in an harmonic community in the peace of mountains, but separated from their families and far from their homeland.
The children involved come from particular social contexts and specific cultural backgrounds. Trough their eyes and by their pictures we have the opportunity to observe the reality from a point of view that we have forgotten, to see the word from a disenchanted perspective.In detail these pictures, tooken by children in their normal surroundings, tell us hidden stories and deep emotions.
Me and Linda Lombardo realized the workshops with the help of Yineth Moreno and the great support of Jose Mogrol from the association.
Here you can read the article about India Today.


INDIA TODAY: PROYECTO INFANCIA (Trailer Italian Subtitles)

Proyecto Infancia is a non-profit organization working from Madrid, Spain. Its main work is to organize photography workshops for groups of children between 7 and 15 years old, from disadvantage backgrounds in different countries, especially developing countries.
In India we realized three different workshops in different cities, collaborating with locals associations.
The first workshop was made in New Delhi with the former Street Children of Paharganj, in collaboration with Salaam Baalak Trust. We worked in a 24-hours full shelter that provide to kids security and a sense of home, restoring the childhood in children.
The second one was realized in the Badi Asha school, founded in Varanasi by the association Learn for Life to give a primary education to children coming from poor families.
We realized the third workshop in Mc Leod Ganj in the TCV, where we worked with kids refugees in Dharamsala from Tibet. Here they grow up togheter and learn to be indipendent. The children receive all that they need: house, food, clothes, medical cares, physical trainig and especially a complete education, moral values, hope and a cultural identity. They live in an harmonic community in the peace of mountains, but separated from their families and far from their homeland.
The children involved come from particular social contexts and specific cultural backgrounds. Trough their eyes and by their pictures we have the opportunity to observe the reality from a point of view that we have forgotten, to see the word from a disenchanted perspective.In detail these pictures, tooken by children in their normal surroundings, tell us hidden stories and deep emotions.


INDIA TODAY: PROYECTO INFANCIA (Trailer Spanish Subtitles)

La fotografia è espressione artistica e strumento della memoria che ci consente di riconoscere, creare, registrare realtà e valori culturali in tempi e società diverse.
Proyecto Infancia organizza corsi di fotografia per bambini provenienti da aree svantaggiate in diversi paesi del mondo.
Ai bambini è data la possibilità di sviluppare la propria creatività e di scattare, dando a ciascuno una macchina fotografica usa e getta; sono incoraggiati a esplorare liberamente il mondo che li cIrconda e a fornirne la propria personale visione.
L’India è un paese pieno di contraddizioni economiche, culturali, religiose; possiede una delle maggiori popolazioni di bambini e sarà presto la potenza globale con la popolazione più giovane. Ma senza un’adeguata riforma della sanità e dell’istruzione il vantaggio demografico rischia di trasformarsi in un disastro.
Questo emerge dall’analisi sociologica dei contesti in cui sono stati realizzati i corsi di Proyecto Infancia, in tre diverse città (Delhi, Varanasi, Daharamsala).
Questo documentario, frutto del nostro lavoro in India, ha lo scopo di finanziare nuovi progetti in altre parti del mondo. Ci proponiamo un duplice obbiettivo: dare l’opportunità ad altri bambini di esplorare se stessi e il proprio potenziale attraverso il mezzo fotografico e realizzare altrettanti documentari che indaghino realtà sociali culturalmente e geograficamente diverse…ma sempre meno lontane da noi.

www.salaambaalaktrust.com
www.tcv.org.in
www.blog.learn-for-life.net

Learn more about the project: www.proyectoinfancia.com