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August 19, 2014

World Humanitarian Day 2014

World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity to help others. As numbers of refugees increase, forcibly displaced people are in need of urgent humanitarian aid. Today, the number of refugees, asylum-seekers and ...

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August 8, 2014

A Reflection on Untold Stories, FilmAid's Film Festival

FilmAid’s 8th Annual Film Festival is underway in Kakuma and Dadaab, and it is inspired by this year’s theme, "Untold Stories". FilmAid’s Communications Intern Yvon Ngabo wrote the following reflection. This is a story of a boy....

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July 18, 2014

Tread Carefully: Mine Awareness in Southeast Asia

FilmAid’s work on the Thai-Myanmar Border, reaches thousands of refugees with its on-going screenings. Audience figures stand at well over 220,000 viewings. In 2013, FilmAid was more than willing to partner with Handicap International to pr...

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July 2, 2014

The Refugee Magazine: 'Is it the right time for home?'

Unique content from The Refugee - a magazine written by those living in refugee camps - will now be showcased on FilmAid's blog. The Refugee Magazine seeks to inform, entertain, as well as give a voice to the voiceless. It was started in 2009 by ...

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June 26, 2014

SandBox #4 – Pre-Testing the Stories & Characters

In FilmAid's new drama series, SandBox - developed, produced and filmed in the world's largest refugee camp, Dadaab - we go behind the scenes into the community-based scripting process... In the series, the character Uhuoma aspires to take a lead...

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May 30, 2014

SandBox #2: My name is Njoki Mbuthia…I am a Filmmaker

This week, as part of our SandBox blog series, we are going to be talking to one of the producers of the show. Njoki Mbuthia, a Kenyan filmmaker and Senior Producer at FilmAid, sat down to talk with us about her role as a producer for FilmAid&rsq...

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May 23, 2014

Chivas Regal donate $100,000 to FilmAid at Cannes 2014

Global film elite including Naomi Watts, Harvey Weinstein, Gael Garcia Bernal gathered on Friday May 16 at the world famous Charles Finch Filmmakers Dinner in Cannes where FilmAid received a generous donation from our long-time supporter Chivas Re...

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“Film has proven to be extremely effective for introducing critical messages about health and welfare to vulnerable and impoverished communities around the world.”
Prof Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University