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PLURAL+ Awards 2014: "Zamni"

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Interview with Merybell Nabilah Reynoso, whose film "Zamni" won the PLURAL+ Nexos Award. 1. What is your video about? It's about an eight-year-old girl that discovers through her friend Zamni, that in spite of their diverse ethnical and cultural backgrounds, they have a lot of things in common. I come from a very diverse ethnical background, so it is very important for me to promote respect and human rights, even if it’s in a very small way. In 2013, I started my fieldwork...


PLURAL+ Awards 2014: "Somewhere to Belong"

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Interview with Julia Khun, whose film "Somewhere to Belong" won the PLURAL+ SIGNIS Award. 1. What is your video about? The movie is about Kenji, who's Japanese but grows up in Germany. However his different looks and cultural background makes it difficult to integrate. Only when he's training he feels like he belongs. Parkour is a young movement. In this sport it doesn't matter where you come from, everybody is the same. You want to be strong to be useful, not to be better th...


1. What is your video about? The short documentary is about a young person Pema with a physical disability – the disability does not allow Pema to use his hands. Growing up as a child in his remote village, he was deprived of almost every right and was abandoned by his parents. Nevertheless, he never gave up and developed skills using his two feet, replacing his hands, with the support of his grandparents and childhood friends. As he grew up listening to the radio, he came to...


PLURAL+ Awards 2014: "3 Things You Should Know About My Hijab"

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Interview with Kayf Abdulqadir, a young filmmaker from Canada. Her video “3 Things You Should Know About My Hijab” is a recipient of an award in this year's PLURAL+ festival. 1. What is your video about? We decided to do a film about the most common questions that most hijabi's get and wanted to film it in a way that would showcase our personalities. So we went with a more quirky approach. Most of the time we are perceived in a negative light, and by “we” I mea...


PLURAL+ Awards 2014: "Sweet-Sour Beef and Onion"

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Interview with Kasper Goethals and Johannes de Bruycker, two young filmmakers from Belgium. Their video “Sweet-Sour Beef and Onion” is a recipient of an award in this year's PLURAL+ festival. 1. What is your video about? Our film is about an international student kitchen in the Belgian city Ghent. Students from all over the world come together in the evenings to cook together. We discovered that through preparing food together, the people in the room connected and got to...


Translating the right to expression into a reality

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Once upon a time one needed significant means and resources to start a newspaper or a radio station; to reach large numbers of people with a message. The Internet changed this, but up until quite recently it was still necessary for a person to have technical knowledge, resources and access to the right technology in order to, for example, develop a website to share information and connect with others online. The explosion of the social web in the last few years has lowered the...


Cry of the Refugees

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Interview with Bizimana Francois, a young filmmaker from Kenya. You can watch his PLURAL+ video “Cry of the Refugees” here: http://bit.ly/IZYYiI What is your video about? My video is all about the devastating living condition of families living in the Dadaab Refugee Camp in the northern part of Kenya. Why did you make this video? What motivated you to make it? What inspired me to do this video was when I went there for volunteer work and was so touched b...


"The stronger the video, the easier it affects peoples’ opinions and minds"

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Interview with Eirini-Renee Gkatsi, a young fimmaker from Greece. You can watch her PLURAL+ video "Drop It" here. What is your video about? This video entitled “Drop it” is an attempt to highlight the multiple dimensions of the concept of diversity, which is seemingly a notion that separates peoples and nations, it is however in essence a tool through which the world can be united. Why did you make this video? What motivated you to make it? I made this video in...


"The first documentary that I did was when I was 7"

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Interview with Shruti Rai, a young film maker from India. Watch Shruti's film "Maina: The Little Bride" here. What is your video about? This video is about the child marriage issue in the rural and remote areas of India. It is the story of a girl "Maina" whose father decided to fix her marriage at an early age. Why did you make this video? What motivated you to make it? My school SVISG in India is closely working with CHINH Early Education Web Channel that has integrate...


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