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MTN MOVIEMANIA HOLDS VIEWERS SPELLBOUND

31 May

By Ernest K. Chanani

MTN Ghana on Friday held its loyal customers spell bound with much excitement as they watched “MTN MOVIEMANIA” interesting movie at the Silver Bird Cinema in Accra.
The viewers were glued to their seats while they enjoyed their Coca cola drink and popcorn sponsored by MTN in a relaxed mood.
“MTN MOVIEMANIA” is the company’s entertainment programme in treating its loyal customers with monumental excitement.
An opportunity is given to early MTN subscribers who have been using the network right from its inception including those who have also been using the network for some time, picked at random to watch “MTN MOVIEMANIA” interesting movies at the Silver Bird Cinema in Accra.
The movie, Titled: “The Vow,” demonstrated the ordeal of a married young lady who couldn’t remember the events surrounding her marriage life with her husband due to memory loss she experienced through a fatal car accident.
Her precarious condition complicated her marriage issues as she left her matrimonial home and rather lived with her family and old friends.
The couple after several months of separation re united even though she couldn’t regain her memory.
The interesting and thought provoking movie suddenly ended with much expectation which became the cause of sensation at the Accra Mall.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE OF THE VICTIMS OF SLAVERY AND THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE

4 Apr

Field visit for Ghanaian students

Friday, March 30, 2012

“Imagine being torn from your weeping family as a result of ethnic warfare…forced to walk hundreds of miles until you reach the sea on the West African side of the Atlantic Ocean. You are stripped of your name, your identity, of every right a human being deserves. The European ship that you are forced to board is headed across the Atlantic to Caribbean and South American plantations, a voyage through the awful “middle passage”. A multitude of black people of every description chained together, with scarcely room to turn, traveling for months, seasick, surrounded by the filth of vomit-filled tubs, into which children often fell, some suffocating. The shrieks of the women and the groans of the dying render the whole scene of horror almost inconceivable. Death and disease are all around and only one in six will survive this journey and the brutal, backbreaking labour that follows.”

This scenario lasted for 400 years from the 16th century to the 19th century with the sale and exploitation of millions of Africans by Europeans. It is estimated that between 15 to 20 million people, men, women and children, were deported from their homes and sold as slaves in the different slave trading systems.

On 17 December 2007, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution (62/122) which declared 25 March the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

The resolution also called for the establishment of an outreach programme to mobilize educational institutions, civil society and other organizations to inculcate in future generations the “causes, consequences and lessons of the transatlantic slave trade, and to communicate the dangers of racism and prejudice.”

Why do we commemorate the Day?

The purpose of this Day is to honour the memory of those who died as a result of slavery as well as those who have been exposed to the horrors of the middle passage and have fought for freedom from enslavement. The yearly remembrance also serves as an occasion to raise awareness to the world’s youth about the dangers of racism and prejudice. This commitment by the UN and the actions used to fight against the system of slavery had an impact on the human rights movement.

2012 Theme: “Honouring the Heroes, Resisters and Survivors”

UNIC New Delhi invites global participation in 24FPS International Animation Awards 2012

24 Mar

Theme:The Future We Want

Background:

In 2011, the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan,and its partner, the Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC),India, successfully organized a global contest – the 24FPS International Awards 2011 – that saw young filmmakers create animation films on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

 

24FPS International Animation Awards 2012:

Based on the success of the 2011 initiative, we have now negotiated with MAAC to open the 24FPS 2012 contest to entries catalysed by UNICs around the world. Following DPI’s strategic communication advice, the theme for this year’s animation film festival and competition will be TheFuture We Want, reflecting the UN’s global initiative to capture people’s ideas, dreams and aspirations for a better tomorrow.

We invite UNICs to join us in this exciting project and publicize the contest in their respective countries. UNIC New Delhi would be happy to receive competition entries from other UNICs and forward them to the Awards jury.

For more information on categories and participation, please visit http://www.24fpsmaac.com/international-awards2011.html.