Dorf der Jugend Grimma - Aufnahmen und Interviews aus dem politischen Jugendprojekt

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The Village of Youth sees itself as an emancipatory project of open youth work. It is located in Grimma (district of Leipzig) in an old lace factory on the Mulde river. This documentary film features footage and interviews from the site.

The idea of the project is to build up a lively, sustainable and self-sufficient youth work structure for rural areas and to establish it in the long term. Free spaces for young people are crucial for the individual personality of young people and they strengthen and promote social development.

The young people in Grimma set up the project. They manage it themselves, finance it with a container café, have built a skate park, opened a bicycle workshop and play soccer on their own pitch. The "Crossover" music festival has been held here once a year since 2000.

Due to its decidedly anti-racist orientation, the project is repeatedly exposed to right-wing extremist attacks.

The Village of Youth won the Saxon Democracy Award for youth work in Saxony in 2019. The jury honored the "commitment to creating alternative, democratic and creative leisure opportunities for young people".

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Many thanks to the Polylux network.

People in many places are committed to a strong civil society. Network Polylux supports associations, initiatives and projects of critical civil society locally and financially through sponsoring memberships. Further information can be found at:

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