ZaLab TV is an on-line television fully supplied by the independent productions coming from the laboratories of participatory videos held by ZaLab. Not only in Palestine, but also in Tunisia, Italy and Spain. Nourishing the serious wish to extend the network to the whole Mediterranean.
ZaLab TV is the permanent network of laboratories of participatory videos in the Mediterranean. ZaLab TV is a web page designed to allow free distribution of independent video productions. ZaLab TV is the first on-line television fully dedicated to participatory videos. ZaLab TV are second generation participatory videos: an instrument to allow video-laboratories not only to produce their stories, but also to come out of their local context and make their experiences and productions public, through the internet, to other laboratories around the Mediterranean as elsewhere.
ZaLabTV wishes to became a point of reference for the on-line distribution of participatory videos produced within contexts of democratic, peaceful and intercultural social project design. ZaLabTV’s first step developed the project “Za’s Dreams”: each video unit in Kerchaou (Tunisia) and Biddu (Palestine) produced several short films (3 min each) on the following topics: Sea, Time, War, Love, the Other.
Period: August 2006 – February 2007
ZaLabTV beginnings, the first web TV for participatory videos, with specially coordinated productions including two laboratories of participatory videos, in Palestine (Biddu) and in Tunisia (Kerchaou), where 15 episodes of the collective film “Za’s Dreams” were made.
September 2006: two laboratories of participatory videos taking place in Kerchau (Tunisia) and Biddu (Palestine)
October-December 2006: Multimedia setup of ZaLabTV webpage
February 2007: meeting in Barcelona among partners and people who took part to the laboratories in Palestine and Tunisia.
Donors: Anna Lindh Foundation, ACCD (Agènzia Catalana de Cooperaciò al Desenvolupament), Joventut (Catalonya) Partners: ZaLab; Lunaria (Italy); R.A.I. (Spain); Bisan, Nawafeth Youth Forum (Palestine); UTSS, CRSS, Association Art et Jeunesse (Tunisia)