the Ma'aleh school of television, film & the arts, Jerusalem

VideoTherapy Center

The VideoTherapy Center

The Maaleh Film School has operated a VideoTherapy program for over 15 years. The Center's work is based on therapeutic filmmaking workshops for special populations (at-risk youth, the disabled, immigrants, victims of trauma, etc.). Participants, in groups according to their specific challenges or situations, meet weekly for several hours over the course of approximately eight months. Each group is guided by a filmmaker, a Maaleh graduate, together with a therapist. Participants undergo a creative, therapeutic process that allows them to touch their pain and express themselves through creative exercises, scriptwriting, filming, editing, and finally creating a film.

At the end of the project, participants have a movie that brings their personal experience to the screen, and in a form that can be shared with family, friends and the general public.

For more information about  VideoTherapy, contact  miribocker@maale.co.il

 

Professional Training Course in VideoTherapy for Filmmakers and Therapists

Maaleh offers a track to cross train filmmakers and therapists with the skills needed to lead VideoTherapy groups at Maaleh and in other venues.

The course is taught in Hebrew.  More information can be found at:  VideoTherapy Training

 

Sponsoring a VideoTherapy Group

Each VideoTherapy group is designed for people united by a specific challenge or common life experience.

Each 8-month workshop costs $30,000

For imformation about current needs and how you can help, contact:  susan@maale.co.il