Short feature animations about Slovenes in Italy and other minorities in the Autonomous region of Friuli Venezia Giulia

This project received extraordinary funding

Project promoter: SLORI
Partners: Friulian Philological Society / Societât Filologjiche Furlane “Graziadio Isaia Ascoli”, Cultural club of Sauris / Zahrar Kulturzirkul “Fulgenzio Schneider”
Project leader: Zaira Vidau
Collaborators: Devan Jagodic (SLORI), Cristina Di Gleria (Friulian Philological Society / Societât Filologjiche Furlane), Lucia Protto (Cultural club of Sauris / Zahrar Kulturzirkul), Nika Troha (design)
Project implementation period: June 2020 – June 2021

In the framework of the project Minoranze animate / Animirane manjšine (Animated Minorities), financed by a grant from the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of Act No. 482/1999 on the Protection of Linguistic Minorities in Italy, SLORI created four short animated films aimed at disseminating information about national minorities in Europe and in the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG), with a particular focus on Slovenes in Italy. Besides SLORI, two other officially recognised linguistic communities in FVG were also involved in the project: the Friulian Philological Society / Societât Filologjiche Furlane “Graziadio Isaia Ascoli” for the Friulian Community and the Cultural club of Sauris / Zahrar Kulturzirkul “Fulgenzio Schneider” for the German linguistic community.

The project produced four animated films useful as didactic tools in schools and universities and, more generally, as information and promotional material for the general public.

The animations are short (with a duration of between 3 and 4 minutes) and convey their concise content in a modern, simple, relaxed and playful way.

The first animation deals with the main concepts and starting points, gives examples of national minorities in Europe and Italy, and summarises the main rights of minorities. The second video presents the social, cultural and linguistic characteristics of the three communities living in the FVG region, namely the Friulian, German and Slovene communities, as well as their respective protection legislation at the state and provincial levels. With the aim of addressing different target audiences, both animations are available in no less than five languages, namely Slovene, Friulian, German, Italian and English.

The other two animated films focus on the public life of Slovenes in Italy and are available in Slovene, Italian and English. The third clip consists of animations dealing with the settlement area and historical development of this community, with particular emphasis on the period from the 19th century to the present day. The fourth animation gives an insight into the organised activities of Slovenes in Italy, represented by an extensive network of organisations and societies in the fields of business, media, culture, sports and religion.

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