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The Eye To Heart Film Festival Celebrates Diversity in Tunisia

Themed “Diversity in Tribute”, this year’s edition of the Eye to Heart Film Festival concluded last September 27 in Tunisia, where Iraqi film ‘War child’ was awarded with $1,500. The Diversity Award, for the same amount, was given to ‘Spread Peace among You,’ from Tunisia, whereas Palestinian Mahmoud Dahdouh was awarded Best Photography.

Held at the Cultural and Sporting Center for Youth in El Menzah, the Human Rights festival is an opportunity for young, aspiring filmmakers and photographers to spread their message of positive social change.  Among the winners, Tunisian ‘Social Suicide’ and ‘Something Nice’, from Egypt both received great recognition.

The festival was hosted by the American Islamic Congress and its partners Seattle International Film Festival, The Harbers Foundation, Here Media. AIC is an independent, non-partisan non-profit organization dedicated to building interfaith and interethnic understanding and to supporting human and civil rights in Muslim majority countries.

For more information: Visit the Eye to Heart‘s website and Facebook page.

 

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Valentina Primo

Journalist, globetrotter, and determined idealist. Since Valentina left her home country of Argentina, she has searched for ways to build bridges between cultures and foster dialogue. Her previous work in international organizations in Italy and Germany fed her passion for the world of development, while her 8-year journalistic experience in Argentina and Egypt increased her curiosity for everything that challenges the stereotype. She holds a BA in Journalism and a Masters in Peace Studies with a specialization in Human Rights.

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