"Children Are Not Born with Prejudices !" – The Swedish project had an emotional impact on the participants of "Media Voice" on December 18 at Alterbridge University. The goal of the project is to change the stereotypes, vision, and attitudes in society toward people with disabilities.
On this day, at Alterbridge University 35 students from five different universities of Georgia attended the movie screening of „The Importance of Tying your own Shoes” followed by a discussion and training.
The film (2011) is based on the real story of the creation of the Glady Hudik Theater with the participation of typical and disabled actors. After the film screening, the main character of the film - Per Johansson - and the founder of the Glady Hudik Theater in 1996, joined the discussion from Sweden. Students applauded Per Johansson and Anuki Sturua, the head of the Glady Hudik Theater project, who initiated the event.
Discussion was followed by training for media school students about "What should we know about media coverage of people with disabilities?". Training was conducted by the "Media Voice" expert Teona Tskhomelidze (director of Radio "Commersant"), Prof. Mariam Gersamia (Chairwoman of the MediaVoice/MCERC Center) and Mako Jaoshvili, Vice-rector of Alterbridge University addressed the audience. At the end of the training, the participants were awarded certificates.
The project " Children Are Not Born with Prejudices " is implemented by Glada Hudik-teatern («Teatr Glady Hudik»), financed by the «Swedish Institute».
Photo credit: Tika Kharaishvili