Josep Masip, member of Creu Roja in Catalonia at the school sessions of the BCN Sports Film Festival

The Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch has already opened its doors to welcome numerous groups of schoolchildren who have come to enjoy the 14th edition of the BCN Sports Film Festival. The festival is part of the “Acció Cinema” initiative, which connects the world of cooperation with cinema, the public and reality. Josep Masip, member of Creu Roja in Catalonia, attended and presented one of the school sessions this Wednesday. 


After the success of the last school editions of the BCN Sports Film Festival, this year, the Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch has once again hosted the first school sessions of the 14th edition, which have had a very positive and multitudinous reception. The in-person school sessions will be held until February 22 at this same venue and the virtual ones until March 30. 


At BCN Sports Film we know that sport is an educational tool. That’s why we have selected animation, fiction and short documentaries with the aim of making them reflect on issues related to immigration, health, stereotypes, performance, school bullying, war conflicts or gender diversity. 


Thanks to FILMCLUB, an organization that promotes learning through audiovisuals, the group of schoolchildren was able to work with pedagogical dossiers on the different values provided by sport, according to the themes and ages of each of the six sessions screened. 


In this 14th edition, the festival is part of the initiative “Acció Cinema”, an initiative promoted by Catalunya Film Festivals, in collaboration with the Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and the European Union and the Department of Culture, which promotes the audiovisual as a tool for building an educated, critical and mobilized citizenship for a fairer world. “Acció Cinema” connects the world of cooperation with the world of cinema, the public and reality, critical analysis and action.


For this reason, Josep Masip, member of Creu Roja in Catalonia, has been present at the fourth school session with young people between 13 and 14 years old. An inspiring session in which to work, through moving and motivating stories, values very present in sport such as perseverance, teamwork or respect for nature.


Masip explained the different activities that are carried out in Creu Roja and approached the young people to the humanitarian and voluntary actions that are worked in the organization so that they know the actions of cooperation and comprehensive responses that are intended to give to vulnerable people. 


The day ended with a free visit to the Olympic Museum so that schoolchildren can enjoy the different exhibitions and spaces offered. 


These sessions are free and will be held in person until Thursday, February 22, 2024, and virtually until March 30. Remember that for the virtual sessions you must apply for registration.


A password will be generated for you that will be valid until March 30 and, with your user name and password, you will be able to access any of the sessions as many times as you wish. 


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