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The Netherlands

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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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Exciting and entertaining international films in Jakarta

december 2005 -

"Currently, the documentary form is going from strength to strength," explains festival director and filmmaker Orlow Seunke of the Jakarta International Film Festival (JiFFest). This is the seventh year of the festival, which this year is being held from 9-18 December and is showing 201 films from 35 countries.

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The Back Lot brings the magic of film to Suriname

december 2005 -

"Breathing new life into the world of film in Suriname." Nothing less than that is the ambitious goal of The Back Lot, an organisation from Paramaribo that has started showing films and documentaries in Suriname.

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World Children's Festival travels to Morocco

November 2005 -

The United Nations and UNICEF adopted the Children's Rights in 1989. With their signatures, 191 countries agreed to protect children's rights.

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The struggle for independent media in Iraq

September 2005 -

The Iraq newspaper Al-Sabah Al-Jadeed (The New Morning) recently celebrated its first birthday. Journalist Anneke van Ammelrooy reports from Iraq on the struggle for independent journalism.

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African injection for Western opera

July 2005 -

Madame Paradji is the first opera that strives to unite the best traditions from West Africa and from the West in the area of music theatre.

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Hubert Bals Fund supports 46 film projects

June 2005 -

The Hubert Bals fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) will contribute a total of € 630,000 to 46 film projects and initiatives in non-Western countries.

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The Valley of the Dog Songs (DVD)

May 2005 -

The Valley of the Dog Songs is a documentary about six young artists from Lima, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Jakarta, Los Angeles and Buenos Aires respectively.

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How Latin America conquered European classical music

februari 2005 -

In 2001, several thousand baroque music scores were discovered in two former Jesuit missions in southern Bolivia ' in Chiquitos and Moxos to be precise. Since then, the local APAC organisation, with the support of the Prince Claus Fund, the DOEN Foundation and others, has been busily unlocking the secrets of this unique cultural legacy. On Monday 31 January, this Bolivian baroque music made its debut at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw concert hall and was well received.

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Tangencya investigates African modernity in Durban

January 2005 -

The artistic project Tangencya wants to look at the importance of African modernity. To do this, it installed works by ten artists in the South African port of Durban at the end of December 2004.

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