Film + Debate: The Challenge of Talking About Sex with Young People

What do we talk about when we talk about sex? What if we are talking about this with children? Where is sex education in communicating with children or students? How and where do young people get answers to their questions?
From Anne van Campenhout’s Foreplay, a fun and uncomplicated documentary on how sex education is done in a Dutch school, we launched the debate (with input from expert guests) with the intention of coming up with answers that contribute to better relationship with sex education, between parents and children, school and students.

The film that inspires this debate, Foreplay, by Anne van Campenhout can be seen in the Intimacy (+15 years) session.

Duration: 90′
Free Admission – Limited Capacity

Ana Rocha
Master in Psychology, University of Porto with a Dissertation entitled “Discovering Sexual Education: A critical perspective from the discourse of the main agents” and with a Doctoral Program in Psychology awarded to the University of Porto with the thesis “Sexual education in the Portuguese school context : characterization, facilitators and barriers to its implementation ”. She is also a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Psychology and CE of the University of Porto, and Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor Psychological Consultation Service at FPCEUP. Between 2011-2015 she was a PhD fellow, FPCEUP / Centro Psicologia Universidade do Porto.

Filipa Bizarro
Effective teacher of Group 300 (Portuguese) in the Infante D. Henrique School Group. More than 25 years of teaching service. Master in Intercultural Relations, by Universidade Aberta. Degree in Modern Languages ​​and Literatures, Portuguese and French Studies, Educational Branch, by the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto. Post Graduation in Pedagogical Supervision and Language Teaching.

Paulo Pires do Vale
Paulo Pires do Vale is a teacher, essayist and curator; president of the International Association of Art Critics – Portugal. He has a degree and a Master in Philosophy from FCSH – Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He teaches at the Portuguese Catholic University and at the Maria Ulrich School of Early Childhood Educators. He is currently commissioner of the National Arts Plan.

Pedro Fernandes
Pedro Fernandes is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist. He is also Director of Service of the Adaúfe Therapeutic Community and Member of the Portuguese Society of Psychoanalysis. It presents the program Transparências no Porto Canal, a weekly program on the topic of sexuality.

Moderation by Graça Lacerda
Coordinator of the Education and Mediation Service of the Museu da Cidade at the Porto City Council, she worked in mediation with audiences at the Porto Municipal Gallery, Casa do Infante, Paper Money Museum / Dr. António Cupertino de Miranda Foundation and Casa-Museu Beethoven- Haus in Bonn / Germany. He also collaborated in transversal projects such as Entre Gerações, Memórias com Tabor and Bastidores da Cidade, whose mission was to bring together people of different ages through common themes such as games, gastronomy and professions in cultural spaces in the city. Currently, it promotes, in a space-platform, forms of critical reflection with young people, educators, teachers, researchers and artists about the city in the 21st century and its positioning with museums, cultural heritage and its identity. In this space, inclusive projects are developed with the local community.

Image: Foreplay, by Anne van Campenhout.