FAST FORWARD travelling film factory visited 10 municipalities and schools in Montenegro

Centre for Civic Education (CCE), with FAST FORWARD Traveling Film Factory, visited ten municipalities in Montenegro during March, organizing film screenings accompanied by discussions in ten different schools as part of the “Youth for Youth!” project, implemented by the CCE with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica through the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program.

More precisely, from 7 to 22 March 2024, FAST FORWARD Traveling Film Factory visited the Educational Center Šavnik, the Mixed Secondary School Andrijevica, the Gymnasium “Miloje Dobrašinović” in Bijelo Polje, the Gymnasium in Cetinje, the Elementary School “Risto Manojlović” in Kolašin, the Elementary School “Marshal Tito”  in Ulcinj, the Elementary School “Ratko Žarić” in Nikšić, the Mixed Secondary School “Mladost” in Tivat, the Secondary School of Economics “Mirko Vešović” in Podgorica, and the Secondary Vocational School “Vukadin Vukadinović” in Berane.Top of Form

Over 200 young people of vairous ages and from different parts of Montenegro had the opportunity to learn about human rights, manifestations of peer violence, consequences of certain negative trends causing various developmental disorders in youth, gender equality and violence against women, through the cinematic lens and interaction with peers. In this way, the complex and sensitive issue of human rights was brought closer to elementary and high school students across Montenegro, while also popularizing cinematic expression and socially engaged films.

Today’s youth are exposed to numerous inappropriate contents that influence their attitudes and overall shaping. Therefore, the aim of screening selected films, tailored to their age, was to develop understanding towards the modern concept of human rights and critical thinking, as well as to encourage them to stand up for their rights. The film screenings and accompanying discussions showed that students across Montenegro are ready to openly discuss and further educate themselves to address issues that concern them.

Nikola Đurašević, Programme Assistant