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Jasmina Bojic presented the movie LIGHT at the 23rd Infopoverty World Conference

"UNAFF focuses on human rights issues and emphasizes the power of storytelling to inspire empathy and action.



This year's edition focuses on the ongoing global challenges associated with technological advances, such as the lack of access to education, especially in underprivileged areas. The film "LIGHT" by filmmakers Nicole Watson and Beryl Omondi highlights these issues and offers opportunities to collaborate with non-profit organizations through travelling exhibitions.


JASMINA BOJIC, Founder and Executive Director, UNAFF & UNAFF Traveling Film Festival, Stanford University, introduced the movie.


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“I founded the film festival 25 years ago, using my experience as a journalist and documentary film-making producer and I’ve been teaching at Stanford documentary film-making, focusing on human rights issues, so I try to educate young people about the role that film and documentary film-making should have. The film festival also presented not only the US but all the world. So all of us need to know about what’s happening through the story-telling because that’s how the empathy is created and the action is coming from the empathy. So in the actual harsh world, the situation with AI and the digital revolution is an amazing topic that shows us a better future. Maybe not the best future, because we have to think about something else. We still live in a situation where some of the kids of the world cannot access education because they don’t have electricity. And that’s something we have to think about before going through another step of the revolution.
The film we’re going to present is called “LIGHT” and it was created by the Canadian documentary film-maker Nicole Watson, and also with the African film-maker from Kenya, from Nairobi, Beryl Omondi, both guests at our film festival last year. So there’s going to be a small intermission between the first and the second part of the film so that you can see the slide with all the information about how you can encounter the film-makers and also if anyone is interested in the sonar, a light they created for young people in Kenya, you can encounter the filmmakers and get more details. Also, if interested in being involved with the UN Association Film Festival, this is our small information book mark. We also have a website, which is unaff.org, and you can be involved in any capacity. So the film festival is in Stanford, but we do have our traveling film festival and we present all these important topics in different places and we can work with your non-profit organizations as well.”

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The FINAL DECLARATION of the 23rd Infopoverty World Conference is now available! The Plan of Action including a list of projects and proposals that emerged from the discussion will be available soon. STAY TUNED!


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