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The Campanhã Film Club

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Abstract: Using films as a tool to deconstruct stereotypes, empower and emancipate, socially and individually, the population, the “O Clube de Cinema de Campanhã” project will have as its main activity the set-up of a community film club. The goal of the initiative is to strengthen democratic culture and civic awareness of a group of young residents in that territory.

In the course of the project, film sessions will be organised both in schools and within the community, in addition to debates, workshops and other activities open to everyone, with a view to strengthening the social commitment of the various young people involved and other residents to their parish. The initiative will also have a strong collaborative social diagnosis and ethnographic research component.

Scientific areas: Non-formal education; Sociology; Cinema and visual arts; Action-research.

End beneficiaries/target population: Young people from the Campanhã parish in or at risk of being in a situation of socioeconomic vulnerability. About 37 young people who have one or more of the following characteristics: (i) study at the Cerco Secondary School; (ii) are enrolled in professional and/or vocational courses, and/or PIEF (Integrated Education and Training Programme) at the Cerco School; (iii) have chequered school trajectories, frequently in contexts of high rates of school failure; (iv) have low expectations for their professional and academic future; (v) are marked by the absence of specific artistic and political skills to be involved in the community; (vi) preferably reside in the Cerco and Lagarteiro neighbourhoods, marked by high rates of poverty and social exclusion; (v) and also young people from the group supported by Crescer Ser, through the 'Casa do Vale' temporary shelter centre, also in Campanhã.

Timeline: May 2021-December 2022

Team Members
Associação Cultural Figura Nacional (Proponente)
Instituto de Sociologia da Universidade do Porto
Agrupamento de Escolas do Cerco
Crescer Ser – Casa do Vale
Junta de Freguesia de Campanhã
Instituições participantes (não parceiras): Espaço MIRA e Visões Úteis
Entidade de Financiamento
Programa Cidadãos Ativ@s — financiado pela EEA Grants, gerida pela Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian e pela Fundação Bissaya Barreto
Global Amount:
77800.00 €
Start Year


Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
Via Panorâmica, s/n
4150-564 Porto, Portugal

Phone: +351 226 077 132


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Ref. UIDP/00727/2020

Ref. UIDB/00727/2020