2020 marks the eleventh year of the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival, a joint initiative of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC). Today, as they announced the 2020 launch of the call for video submissions, IOM and UNAOC also announced the creation of two new award categories for the festival.
The High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), H.E. Mr. Miguel Ángel Moratinos, and the Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), H.E. Mr. António Vitorino, announced today the winners of their joint initiative, the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival, during an Awards Ceremony at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
A young refugee girl adapts to life in a new country with her mother and sister. Navigating friendships across language barriers and the challenges of her mother finding work, she overcomes the difficulties that accompany seeking refuge.
In an open letter to society, a young woman examines the expectations placed on women and girls, combining art, animation, and poetry in her resounding declaration, “We are enough.”
In a casual conversation in front of the camera, a young Brazilian man takes a comedic approach to addressing stereotypes and challenges viewers to seek to understand their neighbors — whether from different cities, countries, or cultures.