1. Obakki // Inspiration from South Sudan, Africa

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    from Brian Ceci / Added

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    In December 2011, I took a long journey to Rumbek, South Sudan for documentation of Obakki Foundation's efforts in drilling water wells for the people of South Sudan, the newest country in the world. The "O" in Obakki symbolically represents a full circle in this amazing contribution to humanity; The fashion is directly inspired by the colours and textures of this country - which promotes the foundation, which creates change. So far the Obakki Foundation has drilled over 250 water wells in South Sudan. www.obakki.com www.obakkifoundation.org Music: Blood by The Middle East

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    • Reem + Mohammad "Highlights of the Day"

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      Nobody knows how to throw a 2-day party like Reem & Mohammad. The food was outstanding, the guests danced all night and it was just an incredible cultural experience and a first for us here at GLMS! Congrats to the newlyweds~ To book our videography services: www.greenlightmediaweddings.com or contact Helen at helen@greenlightmediaservices.com Photographer: Melodie Ann Photography Videographers: Paul Lin & Kim Little - Green Light Media Weddings Venues: Islamic Association of Collin County (Ceremony); Marriot Allen (Henna Party + Reception)

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      • Caring For Lepers In South Sudan

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        Several miles outside of Juba, Sudan, sits a leper colony that has lived in isolation since the 1970s. See how Operation Blessing's efforts are helping these families who are often considered outcasts by society.

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        • Möbius band with circular edge

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          from Daniel Piker / Added

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          Rendering of a 'Sudanese' Möbius band, a non-orientable surface embedded so that its single edge is a circle. Created by stereographic projection from the 3-sphere. It might make a nice vase - any ambitious glass-blowers/potters ?

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          • TateShots: Ibrahim El-Salahi's 'The Inevitable'

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            Often considered El-Salahi's masterpiece, The Inevitable was first conceived by the artist during his wrongful imprisonment. Deprived of paper, El-Salahi would sketch out plans for future paintings on the back of small cement casings, before burying them in the sand whenever a guard would come near. Working in this manner led to the artist developing a new style, one seen in The Inevitable, where a painting spreads out from what he refers to as the 'nucleus', or the germ of an idea, with a meaning hidden even from the artist himself until the work is finished. Only when he saw The Inevitable completed did El-Salahi realise how clear the message was; that people must rise up and fight tyranny and those that suppress them. This was something he felt was relevant not just to his own life when he created the work in the mid-eighties, but to all of Sudan.

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            • Portrait of Life – Kampala, Uganda

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              In these "Portrait of Life" segments, I want to show East African life with as little commentary as possible. Letting the images speak for themselves allows the people within them to share their own lives and hope without western statistics and preconceived notions. Life is hard in East Africa, but it is also joyous. In September of 2010 I returned to East Africa with the Portland media team of the non-profit Lahash International to document the lives of their partners and those they serve in Uganda and Sudan. KAMPALA HOUSE was formed by Sudanese-born Susan Tabia when she opened her own home up in Kampala to care for the children made vulnerable from the raging Sudanese civil war. Today there are an average of 15-20 children at the home. To support what Lahash is doing, visit www.Lahash.org Shot and edited by me using a Nikon D300s. Tracking shots done with an Indisystem slider.

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              • Racism. Get Up Speak Out. Jikany

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                Traditionally the norms of Sudanese social interactions are very different to those in Australia. For Jikany this means simply crossing the train tracks with friends might be cause for a major misunderstanding.

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                • Desert Ark - Winner "Best Documentary" 168 Film Festival - Los Angles

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                  from Kings School of Media / Added

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                  Kings School of Media presents the story of Avishai Pinchas, a man whose faith in G-d lead him to take extreme measures and do what was humanly foolish to completely a heavenly calling. Recognized in the 168 Film Festival in LA as Best Short Documentary, Desert Ark is a story of how one man heard the voice of G-d and acted on it to impact the lives of 8 refugee families fleeing for their lives from Sudan and Egypt.

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                  • Why Do You Want To See My Face?

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                    from Filigree Films / Added

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                    www.imdb.com/title/tt1931607/ Official Selections: Brisbane International Film Festival 2011; New York's African Diaspora International Film Festival 2011; Dungog Film Festival 2011; Human Rights Arts & Film Festival 2012; Culture Unplugged Film Festival 2012; Africa World Documentary Film Festival 2012 {Cameroon, Barbados & Nigeria); Blue Mountains Film Festival 2011 Finalist: Wollombi Valley Short Film Festival 2012 A young refugee from South Sudan wanders through the suburbs and city streets of his new home, Sydney, Australia. We are privy to his thoughts and reflections. How can he, life uprooted, learn to make small, tentative steps to live again in another land? How does he show his face when everywhere he turns, it is the mark of a problem? Through his soliloquy run themes current to the political and social landscape of Australia - 'the refugee crisis' - who, how many, border protection, crime, resources, integration. Globally, the increased movement of dislocated populations demonstrate that these concerns are not uniquely Australian. Using images and narration, the protagonist speaks directly to the general fear of the Other. Wr/Dir. Iqbal Barkat; Prod. NatalieOliver/Iqbal Barkat/Vincent Tay/Yuol Yuol; DP/Ed. Vincent Tay; Music. Jamie Walsh

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                    • Portrait of Life – Adjumani, Uganda

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                      from Nate Grubbs / Added

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                      In these "Portrait of Life" segments, I want to show East African life with as little commentary as possible. Letting the images speak for themselves allows the people within them to share their own lives and hope without western statistics and preconceived notions. Life is hard in East Africa, but it is also joyous. In September of 2010 I returned to East Africa with the Portland media team of the non-profit Lahash International to document the lives of their partners and those they serve in Uganda and Sudan. AMAZING GRACE Children's Home in Northern Uganda was formed by Sudanese-born Susan Tabia in response to children made vulnerable from the raging Sudanese civil war. Today there are an average of 25-35 children at the home. To support what Lahash is doing, visit www.Lahash.org Shot and edited by me using a Nikon D300s. Music recorded on site at Amazing Grace Children's Home. Tracking shots done with an Indisystem slider.

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