Hivos-NCDO Culture fund

P.O. Box 85565
2508 CG Den Haag
The Netherlands

+31 (0)70 37 65 500

More about Hivos-NCDO Culture fund at the Power of Culture

ArtEast and Cascoland, 'the real Kirgizian artists'

September 2009 -

Art students from Kirgizia and artists from Dutch Cascoland presented their 'interventions in public space' during Boom-Boom, the fourth International Contemporary Art Exhibition in Bishkek, August 2009.

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Urbaninform unites large and small urban developers

September 2009 -

More than half of the world's population now lives in large cities, and most of those cities' inhabitants struggle to survive in slums. A challenge for many architects is finding original and sustainable solutions that will improve living conditions in these areas.

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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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Brett Bailey: "I want to fire people up with stories"

July 2009 -

South African theatre-maker Brett Bailey sees himself as a storyteller who presents the great theatre classics against an African background. 

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New stage for Latin American film by students

July 2009 -

Films by students are not normally played in the cinema or on television, and only seldom make it to a film festival. The Student Short programme of the Latin American Film Festival offers starting directors a chance to show their work.

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Alienating and penetrating film experiments from India

May 2009 -

During the Indy India film programme, April 2009 in The Hague, rare movies, produced independently from Bollywood, were shown. Shai Heredia put the programme together.

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Kamran Ashtari: "Internet is Iran's only public forum"

April 2009 -

Do satellite television, the Internet and digital film offer an escape from censorship in a country like Iran? This what the viewer starts to wonder while watching the Iranian documentary Head Wind.

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Emotional play about South African macho culture

February 2009 -

It's a man's world uncovers an urgent problem in South Africa: the traditional macho behaviour is no longer fitting in a changing society in which women live more as equals with men.

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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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