Film as a tool - The process

The work ethic behind the making of our films as tools is based on the partners and the CVB working together through all stages, from sharing thoughts and ideas to content and form, to guarantee the end quality of the project and its usability.

Films to be used as tools are built based on a continuing education process that fosters freedom of expression, mobilises the intelligence of citizens, encourages individual and collective initiatives, and supports exercising one’s social, cultural, environmental and economic rights.

Stages and challenges

The creation process

* involving the public, film users from associations and professionals from the sector;
* exchanging with the public so that the approach to the subject matter is as coherent as possible with the issues on the ground;
* working with the public on the narrative, the structure and the editing.

The form of the tool (audiovisual language)

* show the complexity of the subject matter;
* make the different points of view regarding the subject matter tangible through audiovisual language;
* adapt the form of the tool to the end use.

Promoting and distributing the tool - highlighting the theme, process and/or form

* during meetings with potential partners;
* during meetings/training sessions with professionals from the socio-cultural field;
* during public screenings.

Our tool and main means of action is video. What makes us stand out from the crowd and makes this video tool powerful as a continuing education process is using it to create documentaries. Documentaries actually make documentary filmmakers (workshop participants, partner associations) look at and question the complex nature of reality from a very specific perspective: their place in society, which shapes what they say and their sense of belonging. This type of film requires introspection and observing the group to which you belong to understand what ties you to the outside world and what mechanisms makes this ever-changing world tick.

Documentary film also invites the spectator to go beyond seeing the world from one dominant perspective to contemplate it in all its complexity, because each different documentary offers a view of the world from a very specific and subjective angle.