PLURAL+ 2013 Awards Ceremony
December 5, 2013
Paley Center for Media, New York City
Young video producers from around the world will share their work with the audience and receive the PLURAL + 2013 awards at Paley Center for Media in New York City (25 West 52th Street) on Thursday, December 5th.
The three winners of the PLURAL + International Jury Awards for the age groups of 9-12, 13-17 and 18-25 are: Cumulo Nimbus Organization from France; Shruti Rai from India; and Bizimana Francois, a Rwandese refugee living in Kenya. Other PLURAL+ award winning videos, selected by PLURAL+ partners, will also be presented during the event.
For the complete list of PLURAL+ 2013 award winning videos, please see PLURAL+ 2013
PLURAL+ is a Youth Video Festival on migration, diversity and social inclusion; emphasizing intercultural dialogue, youth expression and the desire for peace and better understanding world-wide. It is a joint initiative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the support of many partner organizations from around the world.
Each year young people (up to 25 years of age) are invited to send short videos (up to 5 minutes in length) to PLURAL+, addressing issues of migration and/or intercultural dialogue.
This year PLURAL+ received over 250 videos from 71 countries. Twenty-five videos were selected for awards, winning videos include entries from, among other countries, India, France, Afghanistan, Mexico, Indonesia, Peru, Taiwan, Australia, Qatar, Greece, Canada, Lebanon, Kenya and Austria. Many of these young video makers will be in New York attending the Awards Ceremony.
The videos were screened by an international jury. Nico Daswani, a member of the International Jury of PLURAL+ 2013, said: “The imagination, craftsmanship and care reflected in such a diversity of videos is an indication that there is an entire generation determined to create and shape the world they live in. We should all be working towards helping unleash that creativity.”
A spokesperson for CHINH India, an organization partnering with PLURAL+, added: “In crucial present times, when adult diplomacy is struggling to find ways to achieve peace and harmony across the globe, it is extremely satisfying to discover that the youth media literacy movement initiated by PLURAL+ is on its way to reinvent new diplomatic languages, ways and voices to create wider understanding among cultures through issues that are relevant to youth.”
Kudzai Chimbaira, another International Jury member of PLURAL+ 2013, comments: “PLURAL+ gave me a deeper understanding of how young people are affected by conflict in one way or another and at the same time it induced me to better appreciate the humanitarian organizations’ contributions which give migration and diversity a humane face.”
The event is free of charge, all are welcome.
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For more information on PLURAL + please visit http://pluralplus.unaoc.org
PLURAL+ is organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organization for Migration with the collaboration of many international partners, including: MTVExit, Red UNIAL, Gulen Institute, MTS Travel, SIGNIS, Global Block, Humanity Without Borders Foundation, TAL, Universal Forum of Cultures Foundation, NEXOS Alianza, CHINH India, Turkish Cultural Center of New York, COPEAM,Without Borders Film Festival, IAAI GloCha, Doha Center for Media Freedom, CNTV Chile, Amara, Scalabrini International Migration Network, IUEDESP, Balkan Media Education Centre, Insight Festival, MediaBus, AFS, IOM Migration Research and Training Centre, Anna Lindh Foundation, UNTV, RAI TV Scuola, Turkish Airlines, GoodnessTV, Cine y Salud, and the Paley Center for Media.