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Aikido, Creative Work, Photography & Documentary.

Spanish Premiere | Palma De Mallorca

 
 

On the island of Mallorca, two years ago we finished production of the Anholt Project. A documentary about a group of young people who unknowingly create their own micro society, while having a life changing adventure. Or as it was going to be titled, this is not Lord of The Flies.

Instead it was an incredible experience for participants, leaders and especially us - the film crew.

The doc has already been shown on Danish TV multiple times, alongside select cinemas in Aarhus. Its scheduled for airing on UK television in the new year and now, almost a year after its release it will have its first screening in Spain, at the Universitat de les Illes Balears and the beautiful Sala Augusta cinema in Palma itself.

 Sala Augusta | Screen 2

Sala Augusta | Screen 2

The premiere co-insided with the Step In, Informal is Normal Seminar designed to celebrate the project, but also integrate some new people into the Anholt Project ecosystem. If thats of interest to you, then please head on over to the Informal is Normal site for more information and relevant contacts.

 Final celebrations at the youth centre, part of the Step In Seminar.

Final celebrations at the youth centre, part of the Step In Seminar.

Mark, a colleague who worked on the project was able to join me and together we presented an overview of the production process and justified some of the narrative decisions that were made. For example the reasons behind choosing 3 young people our of a group of over 20, and why certain countries were choose. More about the making of here if your interested.

The seminar furthered explored the scientific and theoretical underpinnings at the University of the Balearic Islands, key contributors such as Dr. Hubert Höllmüller of the Fachhochschule Kärnten (Austria) and Karen Bjerg Petersen, Department of Education, Arts, Aarhus University, Denmark presented their findings.

 The entire team at the Universitat de les Illes Balears.

The entire team at the Universitat de les Illes Balears.

 Setting up the film in the Sala Augusta Control Room

Setting up the film in the Sala Augusta Control Room

The seminar came to a head with the screening of the film at the Sala Augusta cinema in the centre Palma. It was fantastic to see so many familiar faces again, especially one of the documentaries lead protagonists, Marc, along with his family. 

The next screening of the doc is schedule for March 2016, in Austria. This will ensure the film has been shown in every country it was produced in. More on that soon.

 
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