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Religion to save lives

October 2005 -

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs wants to end the taboo on the inclusion of religion in the field of development cooperation. In a first step towards achieving this goal, the Ministry has set up a Religion and Development Policy Knowledge Forum. The AIV, the Advisory Council on International Affairs, has researched this subject and come forward with recommendations.

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Exchanging modern music and urban culture: the Marseille-Kinshasa project

February 2005 -

The CAURI project in Marseille and Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo) is bringing French and African musicians together, in order to collaborate in the fields of modern and electronic music and in new trends in the urban environment.

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Symbolic portrayals on the silver screen

January 2005 -

This year, the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2005 is featuring films from South-East Asia, in its subprogramme S.E.A. Eyes. One of these is The Rainmaker, the debut film by the Indonesian filmmaker Ravi Bharwani.

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Documentary about Aids orphans leaves important questions unanswered

November 2004 -

Orphans of Nkandla is being shown as part of one of the themed sub-programmes in the IDFA documentary film festival that is being held from 18 to 28 November in Amsterdam.

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Creative workshops in Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon

August 2004 -

The French artists’ collective Du Zieu dans les Bleus will conduct workshops in the summer of 2004 under the name ATELIER #3 in the Baddawi Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon.

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Pakistani film about religion and family

August 2004 -

The film Silent Waters by the Pakistani filmmaker Sabiha Sumar takes place in Pakistan in 1979. Aïcha is a widow and lives with her almost adult son Salim in a small village.

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Congo in Cartoons in the Tropenmuseum

June 2004 -

Exposition Congo in Cartoons by Tshibumba Kanda Matulu shows the history of Congo in cartoon style.

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Conference Cairo and Beyond about the role of culture

April 2004 -

Experts from fifty countries met in Amsterdam in March 2004 for the conference Cairo and Beyond - Reproductive Rights and Culture. Special focus was placed on the power of culture.

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Films from Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines during Cinemasia

March 2004 -

A new film festival is born: at the end of March some seventy Asian films will be shown in Amsterdam, divided over thirty programmes.

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