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TERMS OF REFERENCERights Advance:Improving Fundamental Freedoms and Human Rights in IraqDigital Film Production SpecialistABOUT SEARCHSearch for Common Ground (Search) is a non-governmental organization working to transform the way societies deal with conflicts. We have over 30 years of experience in peacebuilding and are based in 53 local offices worldwide. We strive to build sustainable peace for generations to come by working with all sides of a conflict, providing the tools needed to work together, and finding constructive solutions. While conflict is inevitable, violence is not. Our mission is to transform the way the world deals with conflict, away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. Instead of tearing down an existing world, we focus on constructing a new one. We shift the everyday interactions between hostile groups of people so they can work together to build up their community, choosing joint problem-solving over violent means. We rely on local... staff as well as local partner organizations in order to ensure our work is culturally sensitive, sustainable and well-grounded in the context.PROJECT SUMMARYRights Advance: Improving Fundamental Freedoms and Human Rights in Iraq is a project that will be implemented by the two co-applicants: Search for Common Ground (Search), and Iraqi al-Amal Association (IAA). The action is developed jointly and built on many years of experience within this field of expertise. This action addresses the needed space for Human Rights Defender (HRD) and duty bearers, and competing interests have been identified for progressive and inclusive human rights reforms and established political and governance interests and concerns.The project s overall objective is to contribute to the protection and promotion of Fundamental Freedoms, particularly Freedom of Association and Peaceful Assembly, in view of strengthening the human rights enabling environment.Search will support HRDs in the production of five short films focusing on Human Rights issues and opportunities to address them. This will allow participants to build upon the knowledge and practical skills they acquired by exploring the status of, challenges to, and opportunities for the right to association and peaceful assembly in Iraq. In content creation, production, and post-production sessions, they will apply these skills to create innovative and attractive films that are social media friendly in terms of video size, length, and language. These films aim to reach diverse audiences, including community members, civil society, and potential stakeholders.OBJECTIVES• Engage a proficient Digital Filmmaking Consultant specializing in short film making, video editing, and video creation to support Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in creating five films on Human Rights issues in Iraq.• To Conduct workshops and training sessions that empower HRDs with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively create, edit, and share short films advocating for human rights.• Provide special skills knowledge in short film making, video editing, video creation, and post-production films that are informative and innovative to address human rights issues in Iraq.• Collaborate with HRDs to explore the current challenges and opportunities for the right to association and peaceful assembly in Iraq, and cooperate with the HRDs to develop innovative and informative short films addressing Human Rights issues.• Ensure the produced films are social media friendly considering video size, length, and language to engage diverse audiences efficiently.• Teach HRDs throughout the entire filmmaking process, from initial concept to final editing, ensuring alignment with project objectives.• Integrate positive and comprehensive messages into the films to effectively raise awareness about human rights issues, ensuring that the films speaks to local audiences and effectively communicate essential human rights messages.• Modify the films to Instagram reels and other social media platforms to expand the audience engagement.DELIVERABLES• Teach HRDs in Production of five short films addressing specific Human Rights issues in Iraq.• The versions of the films are supposed to be social media friendly suitable for platforms like Instagram reels.• Detailed documentation providing the film production process, including detailed descriptions of each film, challenges faced during production, and lessons learned


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