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Youth creativity. Cinema. Action!
Youth creativity. Cinema. Action!

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Fifty-five MILLION. That's how many times Global Dialogues films have now been viewed on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/globaldialogues. We thank our partners at YouTube HQ for their invaluable support. Congratulations to the participants in Global Dialogues story-creating activities whose narratives are transformed into the short films. Bravo to the film-production and language versioning teams. 55,000,000 views!

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New Global Dialogues film now live on YouTube: "Otras Sonrisas" ("Other Smiles"), was crafted by Carlos Azcuaga of micufilm.com in Mexico City and is based on the creative ideas of young people from Mexico, Nigeria, Nepal, the Republic of Georgia and India. It's a beautiful animated piece about a courageous young boy reacting to prejudice with empathy and compassion. In Spanish with English subtitles. Enjoy!

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Forty MILLION views on YouTube! Global Dialogues films have now been watched over 40,000,000 times online. Congratulations to the young authors, the film production & language versioning teams, and all our colleagues, partners and allies worldwide. We thank our friends at YouTube HQ!

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Global Dialogues: who we are and what we do. New 8-minute film now live on YouTube. 

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Global Dialogues on YouTube: over 22.5 million film views, over 20,000 channel subscribers. In 2014 alone our films were viewed nearly 10,000,000 times on YouTube. Congratulations to the Global Dialogues contest participants whose stories the films are based on. Bravo to the film production and language versioning teams. And thank you to our friends at YouTube HQ for their partnership! www.youtube.com/globaldialogues

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Who will follow in the footsteps of Stéphanie Balmir of Haiti, Grand Prize winner of the 2014 Global Dialogues story-creating contest? Deadline: 31 March 2015. Grand prize: US$2,500. For details and to enter: www.globaldialogues.org

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The Grand Prize Winner of the 2014 Global Dialogues story-creating contest is Stéphanie Balmir of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Felisitasyon! Stéphanie is an extraordinarily talented author dedicated to using her pen to help make the world a better place for all of us.
Stéphanie’s Grand-Prize winning narrative is set at the intersection of drug abuse and sexual abuse. She casts a spotlight on the damage caused by drugs not only to the person using them, but also to his/her family. Stéphanie also focuses on the role of family friends: when we know of such abusive situations, we must not stand by silently. We must act. 
Merci et bravo to Olga Kiswendsida Ouédraogo, former Global Dialogues contest winner (1997 edition!), Jérôme and Lippo. They coordinate Global Dialogues’ worldwide Internet outreach in French, mobilizing francophone participants everywhere.
We are grateful to all of the participants in the 2014 contest for taking part, for sharing their talents, and for giving the Global Dialogues juries the opportunity to learn from them. 
We thank the Global Dialogues contest teams and juries across the world for all their hard work. This year’s edition was a huge success.
The deadline for the next Global Dialogues story-creating contest will be 31 March 2015. Please stay tuned to this Facebook page, to www.globaldialogues.org and to www.youtube.com/globaldialogues for updates.
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Second place in the 2014 Global Dialogues story-creating contest has been won by José Albany Chavarria of Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Felicitaciones! Albany’s winning narrative is about a beautiful, intelligent girl named Maria. Because of envy, Maria is subjected to harsh bullying, including of a sexual nature, at school:  “A particular experience that left a lasting impact on her was when her classmates locked her in the restroom and attempted to sexually abuse her. They removed all her clothing and tossed them away to make her walk home from school naked. This was a horrible experience.” Fortunately, a strong, compassionate classmate named Martha befriends Maria. “She taught Maria the difference between being violent and self-defense in the event that someone attacks you for no reason. Maria found strength and alleviated her insecurity and fear of living or connecting with others for thinking that everyone was going to hurt her.”
We also congratulate and thank the Nicaraguan Global Dialogues team, led by National Coordinator María de la Paz Picado Aráuz of the Grupo Venancia (www.grupovenancia.org) and supported by Paola Ferst and colleagues at Peace Corps / Nicaragua (http://nicaragua.peacecorps.gov) and Robyn Singleton of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University (www.sph.emory.edu).
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Third place in the 2014 Global Dialogues contest goes to a team of five talented young people studying in Appalachian Ohio in the USA: (clockwise from upper left) Victoria Moyer, Lakota Boetcher, Courtney Carsey, Jeff Barnes and (not pictured) Dave Harris. Congratulations!
This team’s narrative, entitled “The Story of Ronnie”, was enthusiastically received by the successive juries as a beautiful example of resilience and love. Ronnie’s story is that of a transgender person’s life journey.
The process used to craft this story was unique in the 18-year history of Global Dialogues. The team members created “The Story of Ronnie” as part of an assignment for a college Psychology course.  They tackled the challenge by dividing Ronnie's life up into developmental levels (like early childhood, adolescence, etc.) to focus on the challenges and supports that Ronnie would face as she matured.  They then took each person's work and blended the different developmental levels into one cohesive story.  They were very interested in showing that Ronnie did find happiness despite the biological and social challenges she faced, and they succeeded brilliantly. “The Story of Ronnie” concludes with her wedding and the words: “I was happy. I was everything that I had dreamed about when I was younger. I was a wife, a mom, a lover, and most importantly, I was a woman. I was me.”
We extend special thanks and congratulations to Dr. Kate, the team’s professor. She has helped us to learn many things, including a new way to cultivate understanding and empathy through the story-creating process. 
Bravo also to Gary Molina and the entire Global Dialogues team in Appalachian Ohio, and many thanks to those who so generously support them. 
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Congratulations to the team of Marie Madeleine Ateba, Yannick Enoah and William Kamgain of Cameroon, selected as one of the 20 international winners in the 2014 Global Dialogues story-creating contest for their masterfully drawn comic, “Sita”. The team writes: “The lesson we wanted to get across in this comic strip is that the dictatorial behavior of some parents toward their daughters can lead the girls to rebel and engage in negative things (taking drugs, prostitution, etc.) that the girls themselves had never imagined doing.”
Et félicitations to Jean Paul Brice Affana Affana, Global Dialogues National Coordinator in Cameroon, and his team. Four of the twenty winners this year are from the Land of the Indomitable Lions. Jean Paul, a former Global Dialogues international contest winner, has served as National Coordinator for several years now. 
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