PLURAL+ Awards 2015: Inspire

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Name: Awais Ali Film: Inspire; PLURAL+ Partner Award Country: United Kingdom Age: 25 What 3 words describe you best? Enthusiastic, charismatic, driven Tell us about your film - what is it about? Inspire is a short story which explores prejudice and social exclusion. In a world becoming increasingly fearful towards cultures and ideas different to our own, we feel it’s important to celebrate the positive impact of diversity and immigration. We wouldn’t be ab...

The Actions of Today Make the History of Tomorrow

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What do we learn at school? Amongst other things we learn of Hitler, the Nazi's and the persecution of Jews. We come to a conclusion, that Hitler is guilty. A murderer. Two words spring to mind. “Never Again”. In light of the Paris attacks, there has been much debate, as to whether, military action should be taken in Syria. US presidential hopeful, Donald Trump, has suggested, that all Muslims have an ID badge; Hitler during the Holocaust made Jews wear the Star of...


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Treating Refugees as the Problem Is the Problem

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Governments are refusing to let refugees in their countries because they believe that those who are running away from wars, terrorism, poverty, hunger etc represent a threat to the society. People are protesting against this decision and I saw the phrase that I chose to use as the headline in many of these protests, besides being a common phrase used by activists who are doing everything in their power to help those who need so much for someone to give them a chance. I’m a 16...

I Stand With Islam

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I saw the most inhumane, sickening, and appalling social media post about a week ago, and I took the time to save the image so that all of you may see this mindless hatred at your leisure. Come on, take a good look at it, what does that make you feel? I feel disgusted. Personally, I know several Muslims myself, and they are the nicest people you would ever want to meet, kind, respectful, and considerate, great people, yet we have fools like the person who posted this who walk h...

Is Canada a Racist Country?

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Is Canada a Racist Country? The short answer is, well, yes. There are numerous examples of racism and discrimination in Canada throughout that course of history and even today. Of course that doesn’t mean we’re all horrible people here in The True North. Instead, it simply means racism existed and still does exist in Canada, and ignoring it is no way to go about solving it. Historically, Canada’s hands are not clean. Due to Canada’s role in the trans-Atlantic slave tr...

Violence against women (Poem)

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What constitute violence against women The way forward post an unmitigated national cry over the gruesome tragedy that hit the heart of nation the crisis of femininity and masculinity has been more apparent what implications and how do we hear it a black dot icon outlined as a sign of protest we must figure out a way forward to save a better law women equality and change of man mind set towards femanity to treat them...

Poverty: Is It Destiny?

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For this year, my country was ranked the tenth poorest country in the world. I live in Madagascar, a beautiful island in the Indian Ocean. Many called it the country of “mora mora”. That means that everything there goes smoothly. Tourists passing here would say that we are easy going. They see Malagasy people smiling brightly even if we are in deep poverty. It’s like we don’t care about our situation. However, are these islanders really happy or just hopeless? It is sai...

Help us achieve peace

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I live in a country full of pain I see death every day and regardless they call it the way to peace. The world admires us because we’re in the middle of the treaty of peace but how can it be? If we don’t even admire ourselves. It makes no sense at all that what they see we don’t see and vice versa. Being in a country that has so little history is hard, we don’t appreciate what we have or are, we have so many problems with our identity, we don’t love our country or our c...

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