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What’s up Webdoc : la prochaine fois qu’on se voit, à quoi tu veux que je ressemble?

11 Jun

pictures from Phil http://pictures-in-oblivion.blogspot.be/2008_05_01_archive.html

C’est sous ce titre intriguant que Julien a tweeté et pitché notre projet de webdocumentaire au dernier XO DOX à Gand.

Crises sociales, règles du marché, concurrence, le principe de non-lucratif qui s’étiole, … à quoi ressembleront les services sociaux en Europe dans les prochaines années ? Quel pouvoir de solidarité restera-t-il encore aux citoyens d’aujourd’hui et de demain ?

Pour illustrer cela, nous vous emmenons à la découverte de tranches de vies, d’une plongée dans le réel de Suzette, Markus, Ivan, Giorgio…ils ont chacun quelque chose à nous dire.  Ces portraits seront couplés à des thématiques de services sociaux : le remboursement des soins de santé, l’économie sociale, le logement, la pension, l’aide à la formation, etc. Dire que tous ces services, piliers de notre modèle social sont aujourd’hui sous pression est un euphémisme. Est-ce la concurrence qui en devient le principe de fonctionnement ? Quelle place reste-t-il pour la solidarité ? Continue reading

What’s up Webdoc? (6) : In the mood for pitching

11 Apr

Cross-Video Days in Paris

We were at a big crossroad today: trying to improve our webdoc’s story day after day. With search for partners ongoing, we’ve been focusing on two big webdoc festivals:  Cross Video Days &  Millenium Webdoc Meetings. We don’t belong to this Movie-world yet, and that’s one of the reason why we need these connections with professionals of webdoc.

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What’s up Webdoc ? (5) : My Social Bird

4 Apr

2 years ago, I wrote a little comic book on social services in Europe trying to find simple words to express the challenges of European economic regulation in time of crisis for social services.

I will post here some extracts, from time to time. It’s time for Poetry!   😉

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What’s up Webdoc ? (4) : A flourishing week

22 Mar

It’s been a flourishing week. Two brain-shaking morning sessions – in a row – have led us to move forward.

This new visual for the look & feel of the content is but the top of the iceberg. I definitely like the image of the expert popping up as you mouseover out of the main frame. The ‘have your say’ block is now included in the picture, with no return policy.

Our strategic session with @LejeuneGil and @Manuel Paolillo about this very blog was very productive I must say. We’re sharing ideas on how to improve the blog, back- and front-endwise.

We sat down yesterday with our partners from the Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles : Louise Labib (producer), Jacques Borzykowski (film director) and Philippe Cotte (promo manager). Yet again, we talked about our shared vision for the films, about structure and influences, about putting the people at the center.

As expected, the conversation drifted away. We found ourselves speaking about life, society, ideas. To which extent can people really make decision in their life? How about social services? How much is our society compelling people to go one way because the other one is unaffordable?

Freedom, solidarity, empowerment…I reckon those words are bound to come up quite often in future discussions.

It’s been a flourishing post. After all, it is the second day of spring.  So I leave you with a simple question:

What can we do to make this blog better?

Julien Schreiber

What’s up Webdoc ? (3) : Work in progress

9 Feb

Every since I remember, I’ve always been a visual person.
I like to express myself by telling stories, with visual details and precise images. I like to paint the picture of what I think, of how I feel. It’s a great way to share your point of view by involving the others into the conversation.
That’s why I’m thrilled to work on this project. It’s aimed at fostering the debate and shaking the ideas. Not only on what our present is made off, but on how we get involved in order to shape our future.

We’ve be chatting about the webdoc for a long time, and now it’s getting real. We’ve been talking about it to several partners. We’re spreading the word. We’re making the big leap.

This is the first sketch I made. It’s not much but it gives a clear idea of how could the content be presented around one particular subject.
I think we have to display various type of information, giving to the users various ways to get interested, and letting them choose how to learn more.

Of course, interactivity is of a great importance and will be a part of the experience. The sktech evidently lacks a ‘have your say‘ square. I reckon there will be a bunch of things to add in the next one, probably because I drew it on a sleepless evening, on sketchbookexpress using pictures of my last trip to Uzbekistan 🙂

After all, it is a work in progress.

What’s up Webdoc ? (2) : 10 social stories

24 Jan capsula social

We identified 9 issues on social services. These 9 issues will be the video-clips or capsula on wich we will focus for the stories in the movies. We don’t pretend to be exhaustive of course. Selection will be hard.

(1) Social Housing (2) Social Economy

(3) Health Care insurances (4) Public Assistance

(5) Pensions (6) Child care (7) Disability

(8) Job placement (9) Long-term care

(10) ?

The objective is to examine these social services notably in the context of the profit-non for profit divide in different countries and the impact for the citizens of the crisis and to what extent there is or not a “european echo” to this issue. For each capsula, we will try to find a different country.

Each capsula will be realised in a Workshop where the scenario and ideas will be drafted.

You would like to feed us in one issue ? Are you an organisation representative of one of this theme ? Don’t hesitate to contact us !

More info soon. And… yes still work in progress

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