Promotional Video of the VYG+WYD Madrid 2011
Explication of the Video “Invitation to the City and to the World”
This video may be divided into three parts:
The first of these is the introduction. During the first fifteen minutes the video tries to catch the viewer’s attention, using animated cartoons from the children’s series “Sponge Bob” and other pictures with clear comic content such as animals with people in funny situations. Through humor, rhythmic coordination between music and cartoon and by means of playing with the idea of “having a curious encounter”, the video tries to capture the attention of the viewer about what is to come, which is the really important part.
In the second part of the video, which lasts until minute one, we reveal the most important message of the film. The encounter about which we are speaking is in reality a personal and profound meeting with God through His Vicar on Earth, Pope Benedict XVI, and also through all the other participants in the upcoming World Day. In this part of the video the words of Pope John Paul II are fundamental since, as promoter of the World Day of Youth, he moves multitudes of youth the world over to take up the pilgrimage. This “Do not be afraid” of John Paul II which has struck a chord in the lives of so many people in all the world, combined with a slow and pensive music, are used to re-enforce the idea that we do not meet as an anonymous mass but rather to receive the Pope and to grow in our faith and prayer together with the all the other participants of the Vincentian Youth Encounter and the World Day of Youth.
And finally we try to encourage everyone to unite themselves with the World Day of Youth beginning with the International Encounter of Vincentian Youth, living concretely with this group the days previous to the World Day. To reaffirm this invitation and the idea of its international character, we employ a lively music and invite all to come to Madrid in various languages through specific persons, a way also to draw near to non Spanish speaking people. The invitation is to an opportunity to deepen the Vincentian charism of radical preference for the poor and closeness to the figure of the Virgin Mary, trying to make known this spirit to people of all walks of life, so as to take advantage as well of the time of special graces which the next month of August offers in Madrid.
The Coordinating Committee of the
Vincentian Youth Encounter and World Youth Day