Honiara (Agenzia Fides) – Learning to make videos, how to tape, direct, post-production...are all among the professional training course that Salesians organized for the youth of the Solomon Islands on video training.
Over 20 students from the islands recently participated in Don Bosco Technical Institute's course that showed them how to create short films, documentaries, and regular-length films.
The mass media and new technologies training course is now part of the youth pastoral program of the Church on the islands. The youth are encouraged to use the mass media for a good end, learning how it works and its potentiality. The seminars are being met with a growing success among the youth, who are greatly attracted by technologies and the means of communication.
The Catholic Church organizes seminars according to an intense program of yearly sessions, in which the youth not only learn to handle the mass media in its technology, but also study its function and influence on public opinion, its importance in transmitting values, penetrating its ethical and moral implications.
The ultimate end of the course is to show the youth how communications media today is a privileged means for spreading the Gospel and for carrying out the Church's mission, given its potentiality of reaching countless numbers of people. (PA) (Agenzia Fides 31/8/2009)