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United Nations: Video contest for 9-25 year olds about migration

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations is organizing the Plural+ video contest about building a more inclusive, tolerant society. The contest is open for any participant between the ages of 9 and 25 before September 30th, and what they have to do is produce a video between 1 to 5 minutes of length including titles and credits about migration, diversity and tolerance, and other similar topics. The complete rules for the Plural + contest can be found on their website and are available in English, Spanish, French and Arabic.

film team by extranoise http://www.flickr.com/photos/extranoise/155085339/

film team by extranoise http://www.flickr.com/photos/extranoise/155085339/

On their site, they present the invitation:

Recognizing youth as powerful agents of social change in a world often characterized by intolerance, and cultural and religious divisions, PLURAL+ is aimed at involving youth in addressing  the key issues in their community related to migrant integration, inclusiveness, identity, diversity, human rights and social cohesiveness. The practical contributions of young people – whether they are migrants, second-generation immigrants or non-migrants – can come not just by identifying constraints but also through promoting a climate of respect and appreciation for each other, helping to point the way towards a more enlightened world.

Videos don't have to be exclusively made for this contest, but they should have been completed after January 2008. The difference between this contest and previous ones we've mentioned on Global Voices is that the application is not through online tools, but a DVD has to be sent to the New York offices of the UN Alliance of Civilizations. Videos should be in English, or have English subtitles. Entries must be received before September 30th to qualify.

So take this opportunity, and if you fit the age group for this contest, or if you know someone who does, get them to participate, and if they do, please let us know if you post a copy of the video online, and leave it in the comments.  Don't forget to check out the FAQ, the Rules and Regulations and other pertinent information for the contest.

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