New York – The UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) hosted on October 27 the Awards Ceremony of the PLURAL + 2016 Youth Video Festival on Migration, Diversity and Social Inclusion, celebrating the winners of this year’s video competition.
PLURAL + is a youth-produced festival that encourages young people to submit original and creative videos, recognizing youth as powerful agents of social change. During the ceremony, the young makers of this year’s four winning videos took the stage to receive their prize.
“Often, young people don’t have solid opportunities to express themselves on important and urgent matters of social, cultural and political impact,” said Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, the UNAOC High Representative. “It is with this in mind that UNAOC and IOM created this festival.”
“We are all here coming from different cultures as one human” pic.twitter.com/JlV0IzsnQS
— PLURAL+ (@Pluralplus) October 27, 2016
The four winning videos were produced by young filmmakers from Italy, Slovenia and the United States. The videos all focused on the importance of inclusion—inclusion of refugees, migrants and people of all kinds.