A smile from Yemen

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While I was walking back home recently, I came across Hanadi, a 12-year-old girl, who can always be seen collecting plastic bottles in the neighbourhood.Hanadi's ever-smiling face makes me feel that good is still there in our world. Her smile encouraged me to ask her what she was doing with plastic bottles. When I approached her and asked, Hanadi held the plastic bottles closer and asked me who I was.I felt that she was frightened but I introduced myself and told her that I live in the adjacent...


In Madagascar, many girls suffer from harmful violence, are out of school, marry under the age of 18 and become pregnant. We often have fewer rights, we are not being treated equally, and we are targeted by bullies and their hurtful insults.However, some of the girls here have big dreams and are on their way to reaching them it only if they just have confidence in them. So, girls need to have more education and support to make this world a better place. Young women have great abilities within th...


PLURAL+ Awards 2016: Alan Kurdi from Heaven

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Name: Chowdhury Muhammad Sayedul Abrar Title of your video: Alan Kurdi from Heaven Age: 16 years 10 month What 3 words describe you best? - Passionate Filmmaker, visionary and creativity Tell us about your video – what is it about? The video is on migration. It is based on the true story of the Syrian refugee boy Alan Kurdi who died in 2015 while crossing the sea in an illegal way with his family to save their lives. I believe that there is no country, we all are glob...


PLURAL+ Awards 2016: I'm Human

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Name: Razan Haikal Title of Video: I’m Human Country: Jordan Age: 26 What 3 words describe you best? Ambitious, Open-minded, Passionate Tell us about your film - what is it about? “I’m Human” is a short experimental animation film that deals with the emotional state of losing home during the war in Syria. It’s the story of “Human” who enters a world of deep emotions carrying the most valuable belongings in a suitcase. The film is expressed in a different appro...


PLURAL+ Awards 2016: Path Founder

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Name: Nesa Bibich Blondel Title of Video: Path Founder Age: 17 What 3 words describe you best? Hardworking, determined and blessed Tell us about your video – what is it about? My video Path Founder tells the story of a child with special needs who is rejected by his mates and as a result his performance drops, but after the intervention of his teacher and head teacher encouraging his mates to accept him, he picks up and starts performing well in school. What m...


PLURAL+ Awards 2016: Global Citizens

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Name: Alejandro Gonzalez Permingeat Title of your video: Global Citizens Age: 20 What 3 words describe you best? Proactive – Creative – Humble Tell us about your film - what is it about? “Global Citizens” is a video which I made during my exchange year in Indonesia. It is about all the knowledge I gained abroad and how leaving the comfort zone allowed me to become a more mature person. What motivated you to create this film? My friends and all the incredible...


PLURAL+ Awards 2016: My Invisible Mother

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Name: Pascal Huynh Title of your video: My Invisible Mother Age: 26 What 3 words describe you best? Caring, understanding, patient Tell us about your video – what is it about? This short film is about the unspoken side of adoption. What motivated you to create this video? After meeting with many adoptees and their (biological) parents, I listened to what they are fighting for. It became clear to me that their Human Rights have been ignored and that the po...


PLURAL+ Awards 2016: The Cops Don't Know

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Name: Sam Chegini Title of your video: The Cops Don't Know Age: 24 What 3 words describe you best? Creative, hard working, passionate Tell us about your video – what is it about? Everyday African-Americans may lose their lives in the hands of the police in the USA for no reason. The Cops Don’t Know is basically a reminder to people that black lives matter. Based on the documentary films, videos, and articles, the Cops Don't Know reviews all the painful cases when...


What rights do children have?

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In case you didn't know, all human beings have rights. But there are also special rights for children (anyone under 18) that are all spelled out in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. A few months ago, our friends at ReRights challenged their 'agents' with designing a poster about the Convention on the Rights of the Child...and they have picked a winner. The designer of the poster, Susie Williams, had this to say: “The rights of a child are extremely important and I ch...


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