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April 11, 2014

FilmAid at Fifteen

Fifteen years ago, as I lay in bed, listening to morning radio, my heart ached from the tales of children languishing in refugee camps. I had been following the plight of the Kosovar refugees for months: each image and story intensifying my desire...

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April 4, 2014

FilmAid Asia’s Power of Film Gala 2014

On March 22, 2014, Clearwater Bay Studios, Hong Kong, was over run by influential individuals from the film and humanitarian sector. More than 400 people arrived from around the globe to celebrate FilmAid Asia’s Power of Film Gala and ultima...

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March 21, 2014

FilmAid's Research, Learning and Outreach

Ilana Sackler-Berner spent three weeks in Kenya working with FilmAid’s Outreach and Research and Learning teams in Nairobi and Kakuma. Here she reflects on her time with FilmAid. This February, I had the incredible fortune of working with F...

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March 21, 2014

Making Music in Kakuma

This February, Michael Sackler-Berner together with his wife Ilana (see her post here) spent one week in Kakuma with FilmAid staff. Michael brought state-of-the-art sound equipment and conducted workshops with FilmAid staff and students. Here is h...

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March 13, 2014

Stand #WithSyria on Third Anniversary of Conflict

As the balloons surround the little boy and whisk him away across the skyline, the enraptured audience of young Syrian children breaks into cheers and applause. And so ends the FilmAid screening of the Palme d'Or-winning film, Le Ballon Rouge ("Th...

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February 21, 2014

What is FilmAid?

A while back, a friend, who has been seeing me in beautifully made T-shirts branded 'FilmAid' asked me, "Yvon, what exactly is FilmAid? I mean apart from some wiki wisdom over the internet, the here-say of the regular folks here at Kakuma and the ...

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January 24, 2014

Guests Attend FilmAid Asia Screening of "Plastic Oceans"

Last night FilmAid Asia and long term supporters Moet & Chandon and The Upper House teamed up to host an exclusive cocktail and screening of "Plastic Oceans" - a documentary that unveils the catastrophic impact of disposable plastic on the environ...

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January 10, 2014

Bid in Special CharityBuzz Auction to Benefit FilmAid!

FilmAid will be the beneficiary of a special CharityBuzz auction with lots including tickets to the 2014 AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Gala in Hollywood, passes to AFI FEST 2014 (including VIP after party), and a stunning piece of art by Kenyan a...

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