Vues d'Afrique : Uniterra, a cultural solidarity program

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April 1, 2012, Montreal

The Uniterra program is proud to partner with the 28e édition du Festival international de cinéma Vues d’Afrique, to celebrate the richness of African culture, history and dynamism. The festival will run from April 27 to May 6 in Montreal, Quebec and Ottawa.

The Uniterra program invites cinemaphiles and lovers of Africa to participate in panel discussions on themes of identity, solidarity and destiny. These panel discussions will follow the films Le secret de l’enfant fourmi by Christine Francois (France), and Koundi et le jeudi national by Ariane Astrid Atodji (Cameroon), presented at the Excentris cinema:

• April 30th at 7:00pm;

• and May 4th with 4:15pm.

Uniterra, an international cooperation program jointly operated by CECI and World University Service of Canada (WUSC), is implementing several projects in Africa in partnership with local organizations.

Each year, through an ongoing sustained commitment of approximately 200 Canadian volunteers, these projects are being successful in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Malawi, Mali and Senegal. An increasing number of these volunteers come from these countries. This is their way of making a difference, through the program and acting with respect and appreciation of other cultures.

Check the program of the Vues d'Afrique, a can’t miss African cultural event!

The Uniterra program is funded with financial support from the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

Information :

Arnaud Deharte : (514) 875-9911, ext. 293, arnaudd@ceci.ca

www.uniterra.ca

www.ceci.ca

www.wusc.ca

Uniterra is an international volunteer cooperation program jointly implemented by the Centre for Studies and Cooperation (CECI) and World University Service of Canada (WUSC). It is funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The program operates in 12 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It supports local organizations working to improve the lives of their communities.

 


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