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Majordocs Educa

Majordocs Educa is a participatory space for reflection and debate on documentary cinema aimed at the educational community.

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During three days, the festival will offer morning screenings for primary schools, secondary schools and universities followed by a Q&A with the film’s directors. The purpose of this initiative is to stimulate a critical eye on cinéma vérité and to provoke an empathetic experience towards some of the key themes of our society, as well as enable the student to discover the authors’ creative process.

Documentaries offer great pedagogical possibilities to explore, through emotions, human, artistic, historical, social, ethical, scientific or current affairs. The films included in the Majordocs programme will deal with this and much more.

In order to broaden the students’ experience, enrolled teachers will be provided with free didactic materials devised by experts in the use of cinema as a pedagogical tool.

These sessions will take place during the mornings from 1st to 4th April 2020 at Rívoli cinema. Schools will receive special discounts and will be able to enjoy city transport agreements in order to get to the cinema.

There will also be a teachers’ workshop on how to better employ documentaries in the classroom.

Majordocs Educa is supported by Palma Educa (Palma City Council), the University of the Balearic Islands, CESAG and CEF.


EDUCA program consists of two types of activities: training for teachers and use of teaching materials for students. They are conceived as a unitary yet complementary project.

The conception of both actions will be coherent and will allow those teachers attending the seminar to recognize in the materials the proposals developed for training while finding new ideas.

The main objective of the proposal is to offer ideas, proposals and methodologies to the teaching staff in order to promote the active discovery by students of cinema as art, culture, creation and a space for reflection and dialogue.

The training will be eminently practical and completely free, designed to be applicable to work with students between 14 and 18 years old who attend the screenings.

The training and the pedagogical materials will be developed from methodologies and proposals of ‘Cinema en curs’, a pedagogic program about cinema for schools and high schools that is conducted by teachers and filmmakers. Currently, the 15th edition of the program is being developed in Catalonia, Galicia, Madrid, Euskadi and Germany.


The conference, given by the co-director of ‘Cinema en curs’ Laia Colell, will be held on Wednesday March 4th from 17:30h to 20:00h (place to be confirmed).

  1. Introduction: cinema as a creation and a way of knowing the world.
  2. The films of MAJORDOCS: analysis of fragments that allow us to think about each of the films and the work we can develop with the students.
  3. Methodologies and strategies to generate conversation and reflection on the films.
  4. Creative proposals to develop with students.


The teaching materials will be given for free to the teachers who attend the educational screenings that will take place every morning from April 1st to 4th. They will consist of two pages for each film and will contain:

  • Film visual synopsis.
  • Documentation about the film.
  • Documentation about the filmmaker.
  • Considerations on the issues of the films’ backgrounds.
  • Proposals for writing and creation.
  • Recommendations based on the films (cinema, literature, music…).

For more information, please contact us at educa@majordocs.org.

If you are a teacher and would like to be part of the MAJORDOCS EDUCA program in order to participate in the training day and/or the screenings for students, sign up here:

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