Fine Acts opened the photography campaign “Stronger than words”, in which they photographed 54 people who send an important message with a smile. 54 people, representatives of the groups most affected by hate speech in Bulgaria, as well as their like-minded people, bravely stand with their face against hatred.
With this project, the capacity of more than 20 civil society organizations working with youth in four regions in Bulgaria was developed to use a model of work to overcome conflicts and develop critical thinking among young people through the means of theater.
The project envisaged creating and airing on the Bulgarian National Television ten short documentary movies displaying personal stories of individuals from the Bulgarian Roma community. See results here:
EXHIBITION: How much emotion can one object hold? What stories lie behind the objects that surround us every day?
At WESEUM (or, ‘the museum of us’) Fine Acts, with the support of the Active Citizens Fund Bulgaria, asked people from three communities – Roma, LGBTI people and asylum seekers/refugees: What makes you happy? What makes you sad? They answered each question with an object.
“Stronger Than Words” is a video omnibus dedicated to overcoming stereotypes towards different vulnerable groups in Bulgaria. For making it happen, the NGO Fine Acts worked with five Bulgarian filmmakers on five short films addressing hate speech that are thematically and stylistically unified – they are “told” without words.
Barabar means together, shoulder to shoulder, tireless and optimistic, as each of us people involved in the youth sector work for change and because we know that something depends on us! Barabar is a board game available in Bulgarian and English.
A 2018 survey of public attitudes towards hate speech by the Open Society Institute – Sofia identified a problem: the group of teachers is among the two communities that find it most difficult to...
The project aims at boosting support for human rights in Bulgaria by means of the following: develop a broad range of diverse efficient communication measures to raise awareness about human rights with emphasis on overcoming the negative stereotypes towards vulnerable groups, on the one hand, and boost the communication capacity of the groups in question, on the other hand, both the different public groups that are a target of hate speech and the civil society organizations advocating for their rights.
A popular research shows that looking into a stranger’s eyes for four minutes can bring you closer. Dozens of social experiments over the years have proven this claim. Fine Acts, with the project “Creative campaigning: innovation in support of human rights”, decided to test it too – but with a twist.
The main goal of the project “Creative Campaigns: Innovation in Support of Human Rights” is to strengthen the public support for human rights in Bulgaria, as well as to increase the capacity of the civil sector to conduct campaigns.