The creative process is inherent in human nature and is therefore within everyone’s reach, with all that follows from the happiness of expressing oneself and playing with imagination. […] “All uses of the word to all” seems to me a good motto, with a nice democratic sound. Not because everyone is an artist, but because no one is a slave. (G. Rodari)
FUNKINO – the cinema that has fun is a participatory storytelling methodology developed by Zabbara over the last five years and designed to allow people of different backgrounds and with different cultural and linguistic skills to create stories for the cinema industry, to build a new contaminated imagery in a group setting, and to be able to gradually approach the language of this industry.
FunKino is a methodology based on democratic, multi-sectoral, co-created and collaborative processes. Through the combination of different “narrative warm-up” games (borrowed, among others, from V. Propp, J. Campbell, M. Lahad, I. Calvino, G. Rodari) participants learn the basis of a common “grammar” to become a real community of authors.
The FunKino methodology is currently at the center of a socio-anthropological research carried out thanks to the support of the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and in collaboration with The University of Sheffield and The University of Arizona.
In 2021, Funkino won the “Social Justice” Award at the first edition of the Renaissance Awards, an initiative promoted by Eco-Age under the artistic direction of Livia Firth.