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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 forgotten holocaust
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The forgotten holocaust | babelmed | mediterranean cultureZoni Weisz, a Sinti Holocaust survivor, was seven years old when his parents and siblings were killed by the Nazis. Currently a member of the International Auschwitz Committee, he calls the Roma Holocaust "a forgotten Holocaust".

 
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.

 

 
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.

 
Roma: the infernal apparatus of expulsions
Nathalie Galesne   

Roma: the infernal apparatus of expulsions | babelmed | mediterranean cultureAugust 27, 2015: "Good morning friends, I have just enough time to write these words to ask for help from those who can come here. In a completely illegal way, over a hundred military members are about to throw us into the street. Who may come, please do come, at least to be on our side at this time of immense danger and to protest. We are not animals." This cry of alarm has been launched by Jozsef Farkas, a young Roma from the oldest bidonville of Seine-Saint-Denis, when the security forces intervened to dismantle the Place du Samaritain. The petition he had launched on social networks fifteen days prior to avoid deportation had already obtained 37 thousand subscriptions in the meantime. In vain.

 
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.

 
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).

 
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.

 
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.

 

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