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Film Prize of the Robert Bosch stiftung for International Cooperation
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Film Prize of the Robert Bosch stiftung for International Cooperation | babelmed | mediterranean cultureA total of 15 production teams will be selected and invited to pitch their film at the Berlinale Talents 2016 in Berlin (Germany), the major event for emerging filmmakers at the Berlin Film Festival, where a jury will then select the three winners.

 
The Dox Box Residency for engaged documentary filmmakers
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The Dox Box Residency for engaged documentary filmmakers | babelmed | mediterranean cultureIf you are a documentary filmmaker working on a film that is socio-politically engaged and includes audio-visual footage originally produced by citizen journalists or media activists, you can apply to The Residency, the new program launched by the Dox Box Association.

 
48 Hour Film Project in Tunis
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48 Hour Film Project in Tunis | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe 48 Hour Film Project is the world oldest and largest timed filmmaking competition, initiated in 2001 by Mark Ruppert and Liz Langston in the Usa and soon gone global. In 2015 a total of 130 cities will host the challenge. More then 30,000 short films have been produced so far.

 
Foturí, a photographer from overseas
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Foturí, a photographer from overseas | babelmed | mediterranean cultureChilean Luis Navarro Vega's photos tell the history of Roma, settled in Argentina and Chile fleeing from Europe. A long journey recounted in the book "Foturì" (Ocho Libros).

 
Gitane community in Spain, "chavales" at the stake
Cristina Artoni   

Gitane community in Spain, "chavales" at the stake | babelmed | mediterranean cultureDespite the difficulties caused by the economic crisis and the many prejudices still widespread, in Spain a high level of integration is achieved thanks to employment projects with few and isolated cases of housing problems. The persistent problem is the school drop-outs: the rate among the Gitane pupils is nearly 5 times higher than the general population.

 
Eurexit!
Gianluca Solera   

Eurexit! | babelmed | mediterranean cultureGreece is on the same time the patient and the doctor, who is forced to take drugs delivered by a multinational pharmaceutical company who look at symptoms but does not care about the causes and the effects.

 
The stolen library: Syrian artists poetically archive Arab publishing
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The stolen library: Syrian artists poetically archive Arab publishing | babelmed | mediterranean culture“When the Library was Stolen” is the first iteration of “Series of Disappearances”, a project by the collective Fehras, created by three Syrian artists now living in Berlin, Kenan Darwich, Omar Nicolas and Sami Rustom. The project was inspired by the story of the recently raided library of renowned Saudi-Iraqi author Abdel Rahman Mounif (1933-2004) and will examine the relocation of knowledge in and out of the MENA region due to various economic, political and social changes.

 
Masters in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development
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Masters in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe Masters are intended to contribute to strengthen the cultural industry through the preparation of managers and cultural entrepreneurs that can act as promoters of local development, income generation and job creation, while at the same tame innovating world heritage conservation approaches.

 
Illustrarte 2016
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Illustrarte 2016 | babelmed | mediterranean cultureIllustrarte is a key appointment for artists and graphic designers working on illustrations for children’s books. The 2016 edition of this biennial world competition will be held at the Museu de Electricidade in Lisbon, which already hosted the 2014 edition with 2,000 participants from 72 countries.

 
Syrian Dom refugees face further discrimination in Turkey
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Syrian Dom refugees face further discrimination in Turkey | babelmed | mediterranean cultureAbout 50,000 Dom of Syria are believed to have moved to Turkey after the start of the war. Targeted both by the Syrian regime and the opposition groups, they could not escape discrimination in Turkey either.

 
Best House Rom at the crosshairs of anti-corruption forces
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 Best House Rom at the crosshairs of anti-corruption forces | babelmed | mediterranean culture

The National Anti-Corruption Authority has opened an investigation against the City of Rome over the repeated loans given to the social cooperative Inopera for the management of Roma center active in the capital since 2012.

 

 
Fact sheet on the situtation of Roma in Turkey
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Fact sheet on the situtation of Roma in Turkey | babelmed | mediterranean cultureEuropean Roma and Travellers Forum published a report on the living conditions and social exclusion of Roma in Turkey, detailing the discrimination they face in in various fields.

 
Dio Oud: “Our third intifada will be cultural”
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Dio Oud: “Our third intifada will be cultural” | babelmed | mediterranean cultureNidal and Aboud are both 26 years old and long-time old friends – though they prefer to call each other brothers. They live on the slopes of Mount Ebal in Nablus, in the West Bank. Together they form the band Dio Oud, with the purpose of delving into the sonorities of their much-loved instrument, the oud. The friends make covers of numerous Arabic classics, and recently started to play their own tunes.

 
Building in Palestine. A personal account
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Building in Palestine. A personal account | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe Palestinian Museum has been designed by Heneghan Peng Architects, Dublin, Ireland. The construction of the Museum began in October 2013 and will be very soon complete.  Conor Sreenan is the project architect from Heneghan Peng Architects. He travels to Palestine on a monthly basis working with the project team.

 

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