June 9, 2006,
UNESCO has announced the release of a series of seven films and documentaries illustrating how topics such as human rights, the fight against discrimination, freedom of expression, tolerance and peace can be approached by public service television.
From the fight of handicapped women for motherhood to a man’s battle against desertification, from the use of rap and dance to escape violence to reflecting on the concept of "home" and migration, these films will lead viewers to consider important societal issues.
The organization had in 2004 launched a call to independent producers of short feature films from around the world based on the theme: ICT-enhanced Public Service Broadcasting: Contributing to the development of human rights, peace, tolerance and the fight against discrimination, and co-implemented by the Communication and Information Sector and the Sector of Social Sciences. Subsequently, therefore, seven scripts were then produced all through 2004-2005.
The series in DVD format contains the following titles: The Box, from Pakistan, animation, 8 minutes Directed by Zabreen Hasan; The Children of Darfur, from Denmark, fiction, 24 minutes Directed by Camilla Nielsson; Cualquier Ciudad, from Colombia, documentary, 8 minutes Directed by John Jairo de los Rios; Village Nomade, from Niger, documentary, 25 minutes Directed by Mahaman Souleymane; The Place I Call Home, from Egypt, documentary, 49 minutes Directed by Tamer Ezzat; Mothers on Wheels, from Argentina, documentary, 52 minutes Directed by Mario Piazza and Monica; Meena, from India, fiction, 21 minutes Directed by Jasmine Kaur and Avinash Roy.