2008 workshops

1: Romania (February)
2: Holon, Israel (February 17-21)
3: Helsinki, Finland (February 18-22 )
4: Cairo, Egypt (February 20-24)
5: Krško, Laško, Slovenia (February 25-29 )
6: Munich, Germany (March 24-28)
7: Košice, Slovakia ( April 2- 6)
8: Amorgos, Greece (April 7th)
9: Beekbergen, Netherlands (April 7-11)
10: Yerevan, Armenia (April 9-13)
11: Berlin, Germany (April 21-25)
12: Lasi, Romania (April 25)
13: Bratislava, Slovakia (30 April- 4 May)
14: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (May 12-16 )
15: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (May 21-25)
16: Baia Mare, Romania (June 16)
17: Astana, Kazakhstan (July 21-25)
18: Krško, Slovenia (July 24-30 )
19: Dublin, Ierland (14-18 July)
20: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (8-12 July)
21: Bujumbura, Burundi (August 27-31)
22: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (September 29 - October 3)
23: Skopje, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (October 26-30)
24: Abuja, Nigeria (13-17 November)
25: Warsaw, Poland (18-23 November)

UNICEF continued its series of workshops sponsored by the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) with a workshop in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja in November 2008.

The workshop, hosted also in partnership with the Youth Media Communication Intiative (YMCI), was held at the Golden Astoria Hotel and was attended by young people from the various districts of Abuja.

The theme was “Daily Life and Dreams” and the youth relayed stories about how they were, what they wanted to be and how people live in Nigeria. The stories ranged from funny (a boy imitating a drunk man, another boy dancing and a girl being cheered up by a joke) to serious (a mean husband, corruption in the country and young boys achieving their dreams of becoming footballers).

The workshop was led by video artists Floor Schlocteren and Emile Zile. The films premiered at a public screening at the hotel, attended by friends, family and local guests. The films will be screened on a monitor at the 5th Dubai International Film Festival.