DOEN Foundation

P.O. Box 75621
1070 AP Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0)20 573 7333

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Amakula Kampala Film Festival focuses on globalization and migration

May 2007 -

Travels, Transit is the theme of the fourth edition of Amakula Kampala International Film Festival, which runs at Uganda National Theatre and in thirty video halls around Kampala May 3-13, 2007

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Hivos Cinema Unlimited Award

April 2007 -

Development organization Hivos has established a cinema award: the Hivos Cinema Unlimited Award.

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Alternative Nobel Prize for international poetry festival Medellin

December 2006 -

The Right Livelihood Awards will be presented in the Swedish parliament on 8 December 2006, on the eve of the official presentation of the Nobel Prizes. One of the striking winners this year is the Festival Internacional de Poesia de Medellin (Colombia).

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"Community art is an international hype"

November 2006 -

“Community art often finds its origins in social dissatisfaction and the will to do something about it.” Initiator Eugene Van Erven about the community theatre festival 'Art in my backyard' to be held in Utrecht from 23 to 26 November.

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Theatre Day Productions stimulates young people in Gaza

October 2006 -

Theatre Day Productions has been producing theatre in the Gaza strip for ten years. The staff includes Americans, Palestinians and Dutch, and works with many Palestinian volunteers to provide professional theatrical training for young people from the age of 18, presenting performance for children and youth.

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DOEN's 15th anniversary

September 2006 -

DOEN Foundation celebrates its 15th anniversary this month. The fund is working for a better world to live in by supporting initiatives in the field of sustainable development, culture and public interest.

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Theatre Embassy: theatre and community development

June 2006 -

"Acting and theatre are closely related to the process of cultural development," according to Theatre Embassy’s Beredith Danse. "Strengthening the human identity has top priority for us. We utilize artists and educative theatre organizations from the North and the South for this purpose."

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Blood gushes in Haitian opera

June 2006 -

"My country’s bloody history and the play Blood Wedding by Fredrico Garcia Lorca were my major sources of inspiration," says Rassoul Labuchin as he explains how Le Mariage Linglinsou evolved.

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CinemAsia Film Festival attracts a wide, young audience

maart 2006 -

The CinemAsaia Film Festival is strikingly popular among young Dutch people with Asian roots, a group that is active within their own closed circuit in particular and therefore difficult to reach.

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Breyten Breytenbach: Thinking Birdness

February 2006 -

On behalf of Winternachten – International literature festival The Hague, Breyten Breytenbach and Afshin Ellian both wrote an essay centering on the theme ‘Heroes of the Mind’.

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