Hargeisa Film, Photo, and Art Festival

The Interactive Theatre for Peace project, funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, has begun in Hargeisa, Somaliland. A new component of this project will be the first ever Film, Photo, and Art Festival to promote Peace and Reconciliation in the Horn of Africa. Entries will portray messages of peace and tolerance, showing images of courage and strength to give voice to the people of Somalia who see a better future for their people. Short films of up to 10 minutes will be open to worldwide competition, while photographs and art will be open to applicants within Somalia. Finalists will see their work displayed at a 4-day festival in Hargeisa on the 27th February – 1st March, 2012, and prizes awarded on the last day of the festival.

For entries, submit at KMC office as advertised or on KOW media website.

Entries must portray messages of peace and tolerance, showing images of courage and telling stories of people with the strength to confront those who aim to keep the horn of Africa mired in poverty and conflict. The images and stories should give voice to the people of the horn of Africa who see a better future for their people - a future without clan conflict, without war and hatred, with peace, stability, dignity and basic human rights such as access to food, health, education and equality.



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