Registrations are open until next Sunday (27th) for the comedy script course of Clube do Pensamento, a teaching platform that aims to provide the first access to technical and artistic knowledge for the integration of minorities in the Brazilian audiovisual market.
the inscriptions on the Clube do Pensamento website and classes, free of charge and in remote format, are scheduled to take place from April to June.
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Free and virtual, the initiative is focused on training low-income professionals, blacks, the elderly, people with disabilities and LGBTQIA+ from any region of Brazil. Now counting on the partnership and support of Netflix to expand the initiative, the Clube do Pensamento classes will be taught by screenwriter Junior Figueiredo and actor Rodrigo Sant’Anna.
“My motivation to create the Clube do Pensamento is directly linked to my own life story. I came from a reality where working with art was an abstraction. Meritocracy has a treacherous reputation. The idea that you can reach the top with talent and perseverance legitimizes inequalities, making us believe that it is always our fault”, says Junior Figueiredo.
Junior, who left the interior of Bahia towards São Paulo believing in the potential of the stories he had to tell, explains that the project aims to build a more inclusive audiovisual industry, while providing technical training for new artists to tell their own stories. stories.
Rodrigo Sant’Anna, who will also teach the classes, adds: “This project is a way to make the market more plural. If we have more blacks telling stories, more black stories will be produced, and the same is true for all other groups. historically excluded. It is past time to give space for these groups to tell their stories. I, who am black, gay and from favelas, am the exception”.
Source: BdF Rio de Janeiro
Editing: Eduardo Miranda