FunKino – Across Walls brings the “FunKino” methodology inside prisons.
The project’s pilot edition was carried out in Palermo between 2022 and 2023 together with a group of convicts from the “Calogero di Bona – Ucciardone” prison and a group of “externals” to the prison, constituted by young people resident in Palermo.
Participants were involved in a series of practical and theoretical laboratories on participatory storytelling that addressed the relationship between prison and external society in novel ways. The two groups, made up of people with different backgrounds and existential circumstances, have never physically met in the same place. However, they got to know each other and have collaborated remotely – through the use of video messages, to conjunctively write a cinema script of a film (currently in development).
A second edition of the project is planned and will be carried out between 2023 and 2024.