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Call for Video Entries: PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival 2017

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) invite youth from around the world to submit original and creative videos focusing on the PLURAL+ theme of migration, diversity and social inclusion. In a world often characterized by intolerance, and cultural and religious divisions, it is vital that youth are recognized as powerful agents of social change. PLURAL+ encourages youth to address key challenges and opportunities related to social inclusion and cohesion, migrant integration, respect for identity, diversity, human rights and xenophobia, both at local and global levels through video production. Young people aged up to 25 are invited to submit short videos of five minutes maximum in length for consideration in the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival.

PLURAL+ 2016 Awards Ceremony

On Thursday, 27 October, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) celebrated young filmmakers representing different countries at the 2016 PLURAL+ International Youth Video Festival and Awards. PLURAL+ aims to foster dialogue, partnership and action on critical issues and opportunities faced by youth worldwide. The festival recognizes youth as powerful agents of social change, and supports cooperative efforts to reduce tension in a world too often characterized by conflict and division. The winning videos focus on migration, diversity and social inclusion. Since its launch in 2009, PLURAL+ has received over 1,500 video submissions from around the world.

I am Aliya

This story takes us into the mind of a refugee dealing with the problems that erupted during the Syrian war.

The Price of Nuestros Sueños

Perla discovers that sometimes the reality of life in a new country does not always meet our expectations. Our dreams can come at a price.


The video reflects the inequality in resource distribution, environmental pollution caused by the rich countries and displacement due to conflict.


"Excluded" shows how social exclusion has a cruel and unreasonable effect on its victims. However, there are solutions; young people can make a difference.

A Letter to My Unborn Daughter

Narrated from a father's position, the video encourages African-American women to be themselves and appreciate their own beauty.

Alan Kurdi from Heaven

Speaking from the voice of Alan Kurdi, this video shows life in Syria when the war broke out and what Alan’s family experienced on their way across the sea to take refuge.