Brăila, old Turkish rayah (Ibrail) – the multiethnical cosmopolite city which “breathes” history through every stone contributing to its present appearance – was documentarily attested for the first time in 1368 and it has a unique and old history in the sense that in the inter-war period the 13 ethnic groups, including the Roma, have decisively contributed, both culturally and economically, to the development of the city, but at present the city has lost this historical multiethnical identity, due to lack of efficient means to promote diversity for the general public and the school-age population, receptive to novelty. We need to resort to the valorization of the city’s history pages by holography in order to reach the general public, focusing on young audiences (with an estimated target group of 150.000 people).
We need projects promoting the cultural history of Brăila (the Citadel Wall and other relevant historical moments), the history of the minorities – including Roma – together with the city, a promotion which will attract the public of all ages, to attract by naturalness and pictoresqueness as well as the new technique of promoting the existence over the centuries of the traditions and customs of the ethnic groups (Lipovan-Russians, Roma, Turkish, Greeks, Jews, Italians, Bulgarians, Armenians, etc.) in Brăila, taking into account the European and local priorities and plans for social inclusion and desegregation of the ethnic groups.
The general objective of the project is to increase cultural dialogue and to foster European identity through the understanding and innovative presentation of the local cultural diversity.
The specific objectives:-strengthening bilateral relations between Romanian and Norwegian cultural operators in the field of art and culture, with an emphasis on diversity. –strengthening participation in culture for the general public by displaying the holographic projections of the movies with a relevant visual historical and multiethnical message. -deeper understanding of cultural diversity and strengthening of inter-cultural dialogue, including the minorities, among which the Roma population. and broadening the possibilities of accomplishing various modern activities (holographic and quasi-holographic projections).
Expected outputs: Education through art and culture reaching a broader audience; Cultural history of minorities enhanced and promoted; Events/productions involving minorities (fairs, festivals, performances).
Indicators: Two campaigns to increase awareness of the role of art as a means of education ; Three holographic and quasi-holographic projections to promote multiethnical identity; Two movies to promote cultural diversity.