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Best Foreign Film, ‘In a Better Word,’ premieres

For those of you passionate about refugee issues, you may remember flashes of a fictional Kenyan refugee camp during the teaser of Academy Award nominees for Best Foreign Language Film. I immediately wanted to know more about this film. And here it is. This year’s Academy Award winner, “In a Better World,” (2010, Denmark/Sweden) from […]

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Sudanese of Maine mark Dr. King Day

(UPDATE on Jan. 18) Video coverage of the event by Portland’s NBC affiliate WCSH 6 has been added. Members of Maine’s Sudanese immigrant community will speak about their experiences during “From My Eyes: Sudanese in Maine and Beyond,” at 7 p.m. tonight, Jan. 17, at CTN/Hour Exchange in Portland, Maine.¬†Part of Dr. Martin Luther King, […]

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Burma elections go on without Suu Kyi, NLD

Today, as the United States continues to process the ground-shifting changes of Tuesday’s polls, Burma held its first national election in 20 years. While 29 million were eligible to vote, concerns have rung out about how the election in Burma, also known as Myanmar, could be free, fair and inclusive. Instead, it has been largely […]

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Witmer’s ‘Little Flowers’ for Invisible Children

With gifted singer-songwriter Denison Witmer performing tonight at Maine’s Kennebunk Coffeehouse, we bring you a somewhat dated, slightly out-of-sync, but no-less-relevant video. Set to Witmer’s song “Little Flowers,” the video highlights the work of Invisible Children, a nonprofit that uses film, creativity and social action to end the use of child soldiers in Joseph Kony’s […]

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Sierra Leone youth have a voice on WeOwnTV

With Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars performing tonight at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, we shine a light on WeOwnTV. The organization was co-founded in 2009 by Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars musician Alhaji “Black Nature” Kamara and filmmakers Banker White and Zach Niles. The roots began when the three met in 2002 during the making of […]

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