Little Footprints (KAI) was an creative filmmaking project that was produced in Istanbul, Turkey in 2010. Our aim was to support and empower youngsters through the use of media. Youngsters wrote , shoot, edit short films that express their ideas and thoughts about their rights, lives, social issues in Turkey and their hope, vision for a better life, for a better world.
We taught them how to work on an idea and how to turn that idea into a written story, we helped them to visualize it as the film director and through their artistic view they make their own short films.
Because we choose to follow their footprints that will lead us to their unique world !
It is a common sense that adults are mainly right as decision makers because they are more educated and more experienced than young generations so youngsters follow their big footprints. This is very useful and advantageous for young souls in order to learn from experience and be able to avoid mistakes and may progress faster. That`s true ! As a common sense, youngsters follow the footprints of older ones, in other words adults.
But sometimes an agony in the distance is heard or mumbles on the lips need to go louder or a constant gaze tries to grab some attention..their footprints in the world might be smaller than the adults but they need to get heard, their little footprints may lead us to an unknown issue that we need to know about or a new perspective.
They must be listened when they want to say a word: a word to change their lives, many lives , their society, even may be the world. They need our attention and sometimes the support for the courage to speak up, they need you to look at them, hear them so that they can lead you to their own path and show you their sack of dreams where they keep all their future, fears, views and hopes. That`s why we wanted to provide them a media platform where they can speak up, we choose to follow them when they lead us to their own world!
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Little Footprints(KAI)aims to support youngsters who have intense interest in film making and also youngsters who want to use video cameras as their voice to let the whole world hear about their opinions/views/feelings about issues that they care about.