Children test a new media education project – and find the legendary bird Turlipan.
Here comes a story with Ava (10), Marlie, Luis, Liana (all 9), Julia and Maha (both 8), other children as well as the stick horse and the bird Turlipan. Here we go.
The bird Turlipan doesn’t even exist. Or maybe. This is what the film “The Search for the Turlipan Bird” from 1977 tells about. The girls and boys from the Oberräder Kita Green Sauce watched it – and then made their own film about the bird search. Problem: “The bird Turlipan does not appear in the film,” says Luis. But: “We could think of the bird,” says Ava. Because: “We should watch the film and get creative,” says Maha.
It will be the “Filmspielplatz”, an online platform for children, devised by the German Film Institute & Filmmuseum (DFF) and the German Kinemathek. More on that later. Now we need a turlipan bird first.
In the five-minute video, you can already see Luis making a turlipan bird – out of a brush, a stone and decorative items. “Of course it can look completely different with you,” says Luis. Marlie and Liana build a dream city (with a candy meadow!), Ava explains the production of a telescope out of aluminum foil, and Maha makes a stick horse with which one can ride and look for the bird Turlipan. Even if you have already made it as a very special thing, the bird.
In other short films, Die Grüne Soße-Kinder and the young creative people from the Nordend school shop onion fish have conjured up large or small balls and captured shadows. “You tricked the audience,” says Simona Trolio, team leader in Oberrad. “Yes!” Assure the children in the choir. The whole thing is a preliminary exercise for the “film playground”, which will open on the Internet on November 30th. Educators and parents can find selected short films and video tutorials for making their own films at www.filmspielplatz.de. This should inspire children to become active themselves, barrier-free, multilingual and freely accessible for everyone who wants to participate, says Niels Deimel, project coordinator at the DFF.
And? Is the team around the bird Turlipan now on their way to work on the film later? “Maybe as a hobby,” says Ava, who is more of a budding architect. “I want to give autographs,” says Maha. In general, everyone watches happy films, and of course everyone has long been to the film museum. “I was already in the film museum when I was four!” Says Marlie. “I was three there!” Says Maha. We hide ourselves here, otherwise they were probably all in the Film Museum in 1977. With the bird Turlipan. On the stick horse.