The Principal of Universitat de València, Maria Vicenta Mestre, has presented in Faculty of Geography and History a documentary about the use of cannabis in young population. The Docufòrum programme collects some documentaries produced by the Office of the Vice-Principal for Territorial Projection and Society of Universitat de València, in collaboration with TAU.
In the presentation had taken part in the Principal of Universitat de València, Maria Vicenta Mestre, with José Javier Navarro, Professor of the Department of Social Work and Social Services of Universitat de València and the Content Manager of the documentary, and Paco Alós, Director of Institutional Relations and Social Responsibility of Caixa Popular. The act was celebrated in Sala Manuel Ardit of Faculty of Geography and History.
The Principal of Universitat de València has pointed out the importance of institutional collaboration, “this programme haven’t been possible without the support of committed entities with the Valencian society as Caixa Popular”, which has funded this documentary. Maria Vicenta Mestre has also thanked the work of Office of the Vice-Principal for Territorial Projection and Society, as well as Taller d’Audiovisuals which have made possible the Docufòrum programme and has acclaimed the innovative vocation of José Javier Navarro, Content Manager of the documentary, “it is proud for Universitat de València counting on researchers as him, committed with the dissemination and innovation that work unremittingly”.
The Content Manager of Quo vadis, cánnabis? Sustancia, consumos e información, José Javier Navarro, has explained that cannabis is the most used drug globally, 21,7% of population has taken at least once in their lifetime. In Spain the number raises to 35,3% and the young population among 15-24 years old are the highest prevalence of cannabis. The documentary Quo vadis, cannabis? tries to “specially inform to teenagers that are already users of cannabis about the physical and psychological effects of using this substance; more than preventing the using, this documentary tries to avoid the abuse and dependency of cannabis in this age group”.
Paco Alós has affirmed that for Caixa Popular “is a pleasure to participate in this kind of project with Universitat de València, which can develop the social work of the Valencian cooperative and to comply with the commitment of the entity with the society”.
Docufòrum: a multi-disciplinary and media project
Docufòrum is an audio-visual format which is led by the Office of the Vice-Principal for Territorial Projection and Society and which is made in high quality (HQ) by the Taller d’Audiovisuals de la Universitat (TAU), and which deals with actual topics of social interest in a documentary style. The documentaries are 20 minutes long and in each one of them there are opinions of specialists as well as from the Universitat de València as from the social or business field.
Currently, the Docufòrum programme consist of twenty audio-visuals aids that deal with topics about the Valencian territory and society: social economy, cultural landscapes, social exclusion, education, employment… The dissemination of the documentaries will be done in 3 levels. On the one hand, they will be projected in the Valencian Territory in a programme of discussion forums that said Vice-Principal will organise in the Valencian Regions. Furthermore, these documentaries will be available in the education institutions of the Valencian Community due to an agreement of Universitat de València and the Valencian Ministry of Education. Finally, the Valencian television channel, À punt, will emit the documentaries, whose format is being finished.