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PLURAL+ Awards 2014: "Zamni"

Publié 5 décembre 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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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...


Amazing young filmmakers come to Amsterdam for OneMinutesJr Awards 2014

Publié 28 novembre 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Five refugee children from Syria are among the 15 young people who have been nominated for the OneMinutesJr. Awards 2014 which are being held in Amsterdam this weekend. The nominees from Syria participated in video workshops in refugee camps in Turkey and Jordan where they told their personal stories and turned them into fascinating short movies. In addition to the five young people originally from Syria, there are nominees this year from Jordan (2), Afghanistan (2), Ukraine (...


The 16 Days of Activism against gender violence is an international campaign. It starts on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25th November and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day. The campaign hopes to raise awareness on gender based violence prevention and response. This sort of violence affects men, women, boys and girls in every other culture and society. In Afghanistan 92% women and girls are mostly abused by family members including sex...


The New Yam Festival!

Publié 8 novembre 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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The New Yam festival of the Igbos of South-Eastern Nigeria is a truly significant part of our culture. It is widely recognised as a symbol of new beginnings, joy and brotherliness amongst Igbos. Also known as Iwa ji, Iri ji, Ili ji or Ike ji (depending on the dialect), it is celebrated around August every year in the largely agrarian rural Igbo land and is much like the Thanksgiving celebration in the United States. The Ike ji festival is a time to celebrate the end of a planting...


What does it mean to be Latin American?

Publié 28 octobre 2014 Avatar Rodrigo Bustamante

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When many people think of Latin Americans immediately they may refer to mariachis, poor countries, corrupt governments, exotic foods and maybe they may know one or two presidents. According to Merriam Webster, the definition of Latin American is: all the people from Spanish America and Brazil. This definition doesn’t even scratch the surface of what being Latin American means to me. Latin America isn’t just the land of coup d’états, poor people, or troubled histories; rather...


The fight: a traditional sport of Maroantsetra

Publié 14 octobre 2014 Avatar Marc_Connecte_Madagascar

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The fight or "moraingy" is a Malagasy traditional sport like Kung Fu in China. Many countries around the world practice this sport but perhaps there are specificities for Maroantsetra. It consists in a fight between two people. The fight takes place in three rounds. The one who is the strongest during these three rounds wins the fight. Each participant earns a cash bonus. The one who manages to K.O the opponent is awarded. One or two referees judge the fight. So far, there are no...


Dashain – The festival of togetherness

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We Nepalese people are fond of festivals & have many of them. Among many festivals we celebrate, Dashain is the major one. There is an ancient saying about Dashain. It is celebrated for victory of god Ram over demon Ravana. Dashain is the festival of togetherness when all the family members working in the different places inside or outside the country gather together & enjoy the festival. It is the festival when we enjoy with new clothes, delicious dishes, play swings,...


Patriotism

Publié 21 août 2014 Avatar Laura Rosa

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Being proud in the culture and traditions of our country is good and normal. When you take a trip to another country, do you feel proud when you talk about your nationality? But some people think of patriotism as a social problem. Some consider patriotism as a way to be proud of the culture of their country. Other people consider patriotism as the "result of arrogance, conceit and egotism," which can cause bad relations in all aspects. What you think about that?


Ramadan: The meaning behind the month

Publié 28 juin 2014 no picture Daanial Chaudhry

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Starting tomorrow Muslims across the world will begin fasting during the month of Ramadan. Being a British Muslim, I am often faced with questions like "Why do you fast?" or "What is Ramadan?" I believe it is important for us all to be aware of different cultures and religions so I thought I'd share a little bit of Ramadan with you all. Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar and it was in this month that the Qur'an was revealed to the prophet Muhammad. Musli...


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