DOEN Foundation

P.O. Box 75621
1070 AP Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0)20 573 7333

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Mobile cinema relief for Iraq

September 2009 -

People laughed at the idea of Dutch-Iraqi filmmaker Mohammed Al-Daradji at the time, but now his mobile cinema is touring Iraq.

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Ugandese music, dance and film festival recovers after bad start

July 2009 -

At the first Bayimba festival, poor attendance and failing sponsors inflicted huge financial losses on the organisation. But it managed to pull itself together and this year, against all expactations, it's back on its feet.

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Talent hunter Dave O'Jay: "I have complete faith in my concept"

June 2009 -

With an innovative marketing approach the organisation Africa Unsigned helps young musical talent make a living.

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Kick-off for regional dance network during Arab Dance Platform

May 2009 -

In the Arab region, attention for contemporary dance has rapidly grown in recent years. The time is ripe to set up a network with choreographers and dancers, was the outcome in Beirut in April 2009.

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Festival sur le Niger in Mali: a true folk festival

February 2009 -

In Segou everybody can enjoy the festival, which has a cultural purpose as well as an economic one.

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Winternachten lecture 2009 by Nuruddin Farah

January 2009 -

What does living in two worlds mean to an immigrant? Somali writer Nuruddin Farah speaks from experience.

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The frustrated ideals of a young scientist in Ethiopian film

January 2009 -

The story of Teza, about the marxist junta of Mengistu Haile Mariam which ruled Ethiopia in the seventies with an iron fist is relatively unknown.

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La Forma Equivalente: new vision on image and power in Central America

October 2008 -

Twenty young artists from Central America expose how 'image marginalisation' takes place in their countries in a travelling exhibition.

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Anthology of the best French-language poetry from the African isles

October 2008 -

Invitation to a voyage is a compilation of the best French-language poetry from the African isles in the Indian Ocean. Poet Nassuf Djailani hopes 'his' Mayotte wil get its place on the map in the literary sense. 

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