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PLURAL+ 2010 winners were announced

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PLURAL+ 2010 winners were announced during the Awards Ceremony at the Paley Center for Media On Friday November 12, a crowd of nearly 200 gathered at the Paley Center for Media in New York City to honor the winners of the 2010 PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival. A joint program of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organization for Migration, PLURAL+ provides a platform for young people globally, ages nine to 25, to share their personal experiences, views, questions an...

IFP and United Nations Present Doc Conference

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The Independent Feature Project (IFP), one of the largest filmmaker membership organizations in the United States, is joining forces with the United Nations Department of Public Information to present a one-day conference on the effect of documentaries as a tool to understanding world problems. The second annual "Envision: Addressing Global Issues through Documentaries" forum will be held on Saturday July 10th at TheTimesCenter, in New York City.  This jointly produced...

From Young Paupers and Slaves to Businessmen and women

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What is Voix Libres? Voix Libres is an international association that was founded in 1993 by Marianne Sebastien.   Overall Goal Voix Libres’ goal is to offer alternatives to child labour in the mines, fields, garbage dumps and streets of Bolivia. Once trained and educated, the young people direct their own projects. Their commitment ensures long-term development for the common good. Interest-free micro credits: From slave to wo...

FIFET Festival at Unesco strikes at slavery

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FIFET       VISIONS OF SLAVERY IN CINEMA   This is the theme of the 9th edition of the Festival international du film contre l'exclusion et pour la tolérance « Visions de l’esclavage au cinéma » organised by FIFET, held December 5th through 13th at UNESCO in Paris, FRANCE.   In conjunction with the Unesco-themed program on the "Slave Route", several features dedicated to aspects of slavery from countries ...

United Nations Secretary-General to Open the Global Insight Summit At Jackson Hole Film Festival

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The United Nations and The Jackson Hole Film Institute, announced the first Global Insight Summit to take place at the fifth annual Jackson Hole Film Festival, June 5-9, 2008. The Global Insight Summit represents an unprecedented collaboration, bringing together entertainment leaders and UN officials to explore how film and television can be leveraged to bring awareness to global issues. The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon will open the Global Insight Summit and will conduct...

African Cinema and Cultural Diversity

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Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) is the largest African film festival. The 2Oth edition took place from 24th february to 3rd march 2007. Panels were focusing on african film state of health.The theme of cultural diversity has for some years been at the heart of all the concerns in discussions around liberalization of exchanges. The issue of cultural diversity has become a globalization stake and the audiovisual and film industry at the crossroads of economic, cult...

International Human Rights Film Festival Awards

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The 4th International Human Rights Film Festival ended last night with the awards ceremony. Thest1st 1st Prize in the Creative Documentary section was awarded to Peter Raymont’s film Shake Hands with the Devil (Canada 2004), which follows the footsteps of general Roméo Dallaire, head of the UN peace mission during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. His vain attempts to alert the international community went unheard. In 2003, he released his memoirs in a book of the same title. This is the story in...

International Human Rights Film Festival

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The 4th International Human Rights Film Festival ended last night with the awards ceremony. Thest1st 1st Prize in the Creative Documentary section was awarded to Peter Raymont’s film Shake Hands with the Devil (Canada 2004), which follows the footsteps of general Roméo Dallaire, head of the UN peace mission during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. His vain attempts to alert the international community went unheard. In 2003, he released his memoirs in a book of the same title. This is the story i...

Renewing policies on cultural exceptions - Forum

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AUDIOVISUAL AUTHORITIES, EXPERTS AND PROFESSIONALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO STUDY WAYS TO FOSTER CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBAL OPERATOR ACTIVITYTHE MEETING, TO BE HELD AT BARCELONA FORUM 2004, WILL DISCUSS RENEWING THE POLICIES OF CULTURAL EXCEPTIONRepresentatives from the 98 audiovisual authorities in the world, together with operators, producers and experts will meet at Barcelona Forum 2004 to discuss the role that regulators can play in fostering cultural diversity. The new conc...
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