PLURAL+ 2011 Awards Ceremony: November 10, 2011, 6:00-8:00 pm

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Please join us in celebrating the 2011 PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival award winners at a special awards ceremony at the Paley Center for Media in New York City on November 10th, 2011. Seating is limited; please RSVP(plural@unaoc.org) as soon as possible! 

PLURAL+ is a Youth Video Festival on Migration, Diversity and Social Inclusion. A joint project of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNOAC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the support of many partner organizations from around the world. 

A prestigious international jury selected three videos, one for each age group (9-12, 13-17, 18-25), partner organizations are also selecting video entries to PLURAL+ for awards, exciting prizes and professional opportunities. Please see the 2010 PLURAL+ award winners here.

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The goal of PLURAL+ is to ensure youth engagement in these important issues both at local and global levels by making their videos available through a variety of media platforms and distribution networks including broadcasts, internet, festivals, conferences and events around the world. 

Responding to the invitation by the UNAOC, the IOM, and PLURAL+ partners, young people from around the world produced short videos addressing the challenges of migration, diversity and social inclusion, as well as denouncing injustices while proposing their own original and creative solutions to develop more peaceful and multicultural societies. “I was impressed by the content and productive value, especially from younger groups”, said PLURAL+ 2011 international jury member Madeline DiNonno

PLURAL+ 2011 received 145 videos coming from 54 countries, representing youth visions from the five continents, advocating for a better world. PLURAL+ youth video festival is a powerful platform to raise awareness on many issues affecting communities worldwide. “Probably the most impressive thing are the stories. I learned a lot from different cultures and social issues in various nations” said PLURAL+ 2011 international jury member Renzo Devia

PLURAL+ creates a unique opportunity for young people to express themselves on these important issues. “Authorities should be influenced by these messages” said PLURAL+ 2011 international jury member Sevilay Kora; and Markus Nikel from PLURAL+  partner BakaFORUM added “I think this year’s edition of PLURAL+ clearly shows that young people have something to say about migration and intercultural understanding. We should listen to them.” 

An initiative of the UNAoC and IOM, PLURAL+ is organized in collaboration with many international partners including: Anna Lindh Foundation, BaKaFORUMCHINH India, Roots & Routes, United Nations TV, Media Education Center Belgrade, Waging Non Violence, UNESCO Audiovisual E-Platform,COPEAM, Turkish Cultural Center of New York, SunChild Festival, Cine y Salud Spain, SIGNIS, Global Block, RED Unial, Without Borders Film Festival, Center for Migration Studies New York, Royal Film Commission of Jordan, Universal Forum of Cultures Foundation, NEXOSAlianzaictQatar, and thePaley Center for Media. 

The PLURAL + 2010 Awards Ceremony will be held at the Paley Center for Media

(25 West 52nd Street, New York NY 10019) on November 10,  6:00-8:00 PM. 

Participation is free but reservations are mandatory. 

Please RSVP at:   plural@unaoc.org

Please visit the PLURAL+ site for additional information: 

 www.unaoc.org/pluralplus

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