Regards de Paix and Vision of Peace together for One Purpose
THE PROJECT - VISION DE PAIX (VISION OF PEACE)
It is the dream of a young man of Haute Savoie to travel to discover the world. He will make of his encounters the object of a collection of different testimonies with his adolescent peers and advocates of education for peace, on their personal representation of the conflicts around them and in the world.
Whether or not their country is engaged in peace, according to their education, culture and history, these young people have different perspectives to share.
Passionate about editing, the young Harouna wants to immortalize their speech with a film that will turn on the social networks and in schools of France and French-speaking Switzerland. He has found a goal that motivates him and involves him in a stimulating and rewarding action: he will have the opportunity to put into practice concepts of project management and empowerment and a wonderful opportunity to develop self-esteem in contact with others and various human qualities.
Mobilizing young people around this theme consists of giving them the stage to overcome the influence of this ever more anxiety-provoking reality and enable them to contribute new perspectives through this film.
His experience will also be a way to stimulate other projects to be undertaken among other young people his age and to give life to
their need to realise their dreams and desires.
The project's objectives
• To embrace young people's new outlook on the world and listen to their ideas for creating a more peaceful world.
• Assist young people in broadening their horizons and representations to develop tolerance.
• Develop their judgement of the information that is given to them
• Share good peace practices to fuel their ideas and move them away from an often worrying environment.
Origin of the project
This idea was born to Harouna after a "shock experience" he had at 12 years old. Flooded by television footage of the war in Syria,
he realized that such conflicts were still present in our contemporary world.
In his war video games, there are no children. Except in some games where there are indeed civilians, it is the men who decide
to fight. If the player virtually kills a civilian, the game reports that the mission failed (eg, Call of Duty, Battlefield, and other
undercover games). Harouna said: "Seeing this child in Syria, I realized now that my games are virtual! ".
After many questions from relatives, Harouna decided to go talk with young people his age to get their views. To not remain inactive in front of these images, he wants to film people in various environments (cultural, historical, political ...) and collect their thoughts on their way of achieving peace.
Itinerary and film:
Camera in hand, his mission is to transmit to young French and Swiss messages from different corners of the world. He will be accompanied by volunteers from both NGOs.
With the help of partners and contacts in the countries visited, he will start with Switzerland and France by speaking to young people who, like him, practice video games of war but also other non-players. Their testimonies will be rich in teaching because they often make the difference between the virtual and the real.
Then, the collection of testimonies will continue in Africa (Senegal, Gambia), in South America (Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia) and possibly in Kosovo, to discuss with young people living in very different environments of hers.
Another 17-year-old Abigael has already collected testimonials in the United States at her high school in Oregon where she is studying for one year (Lakeridge High School).
In 2018, these testimonials will be available on social networks.
Then, in 2019, a film will be presented to the public, in various events in France and in Switzerland and in schools to start discussions with students.