Youth City Hall
Official movie page
Official movie page
Youth City Hall shows students and teachers transform the learning process using the WELT approach to citizenship education. Combining all school subjects and working together with civil society organisations they confront one of the most pressing issues of our time. That way they show us not only how education can be improved but also how political apathy and the lack of civic competence could be overcome.
The idea for this particular WELT project came in response to Thunberg’s call to act like we’re in a crisis. It was executed by the teachers and students of the Antwerp Lyceum Waterbaan. During the corona period.
The movie is a production by MaakiProduction and the WELT Center. The filming is by visual artist Ramaz Melashvilli, editing and postproduction by Maaki Nurmeots, directing and project design by Mark Saey.
Music by Cill ‘All You’ve Got’ – audio used with permission from AccountLab Music – Voice2Rep
The short film of 37min. Dutch spoken & English subtitled, was made possible thanks to AP University College, Kruit, the educational system of Antwerp, Koning Boudewijnstichting and deMens.nu – IMD Antwerpen.
Helsinki Education Film Festival International
Youth City Hall is selected for screening at the HEFFI in November.
“HEFFI’s objective is to provide a channel for educators and filmmakers in Finland and around the world to show, share, exchange ideas and methods, including non-traditional ways that will open greater opportunities for collaboration for further development of education.
The Finnish educational system is considered among the best, if not the top, in the world. Thanks to the government, this prestige is due to its progressive commitment to excellence in improving the quality of education offered in academic institutions in the country.
Finland is in constant search for new ways how to adopt to the ever-changing need and circumstances of our generation. If a method is proven by research, Finnish schools will soon implement it.”
The Youth City Hall movie team congratulates everyone who made the project happen and encourages new school teams to start with WELT projects.