Personal stories of discrimination and Persecution under the totalitarian regimes of the XX century
The project PEOPLE was born as possible answer to the emerging need of providing young Europeans with deeper knowledge on persecutions that affected EU countries under Totalitarian regimes.
PEOPLE aims at exploring different types of persecutions (jews, ethnic, religious, intellectuals) perpetuated by totalitarian regimes of the XXth Century by collecting micro personal stories of victims. The objective is to present the collected stories to a large audience, to stimulate the reflection of this common history among different countries, raising awareness on the meaning of diversity and on the importance of a shared common understanding.
The project will foresee:
- a research/preparation phase in 5 different countries (IT, HR, AL, PL/FR, BG) on different types of persecutions, collecting stories, pictures and witnesses;
- an itinerant living performance of the collected stories (reading + photo exhibition) that will cross the 4 countries involving people also in parallel activities to promote intercultural dialog & reconciliation.
The project is expected to have a strong appeal to a younger audience (475 total participants and 4000 people indirect involved) thanks to the presentation of the topic through personal stories.