LOCAL WORKSHOP TO WRITE ONE OF THE TWO ITALIAN EPISODES
Goal – to write the text and dialogues for the Italian episode of the series
21st and 28th June 2023
Palazzo Festari, Valdagno, Italy
A creative writing workshop was organised in Valdagno splitted into 2 appointments where citizens were introduced to the project Face Up, with its aims and the activities planned. First of all, we focused on our industrial heritage and on the history of Marzotto’s family who created not only a textile empire but also a welfare system to support workers and their families in our town. From the participants, we collected some memories and anecdotes about the town and the factory. Based on this, facilitators have guided the participants into a collective writing process, brainstorming, the main features of the character, inventing his personal and professional story and imagining the most significant venues where to shoot the episode. We also had informal moments where participants could get to know each other better and spend some relaxing time. The participants were fully engaged in the project. 40 citizens interested in the historical past of the city also participated in the workshop. They were common people, all of them over 30 years old, both women and men. They also showed up during the shooting session in September.