The UN Millennium Campaign and the UN Kosovo Team are hosting a #PeoplesVoices exhibit featuring virtual reality movies and a Humans of MY World photo exhibition at Dokufest, from August 8th to 14th by the stone bridge from 12-2pm & 4-8pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the world’s most pressing challenges firsthand by watching two virtual reality movies: “Clouds Over Sidra” which allows the viewer to step into the life of a 12-year old Syrian girl named Sidra living in a refugee camp and “Waves of Grace”, which captures a young woman named Decontee’s struggle for life amid an Ebola epidemic in Liberia.
More than 7.7 million people from 194 countries have participated in the MY World survey, making it the largest survey ever undertaken by the United Nations. Behind every vote, there’s a human face and a personal story that deserves to be told. Humans of MY World (HOMY) is a photo-narrative project which features the human stories behind the world’s toughest issues. The exhibition consists of a selection of 20 photographs and stories from Kosovo and all over the world. To view the complete collection, visit http://facebook.com/homy2015
About the UN Millennium Campaign
The UN Millennium Campaign is a special initiative established by the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in 2002 in order to support peoples’ participation in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In preparation for the launch of the new global sustainable development goals, the UN Millennium Campaign is committed to involving as many people as possible, building multi-stakeholder partnerships and leveraging cutting-edge communication technologies to ensure a transparent dialogue between world influencers and their constituencies, especially the most marginalized and vulnerable populations.
About UN Kosovo Team
The United Nations Kosovo Team is a group of 21 UN agencies and affiliates working in Kosovo. For UN, all references to Kosovo on this post are made in the context of UN Security Council Resolution 1244(1999).
DokuFest, International Documentary and Short Film Festival, is the largest film festival in Kosovo. Each year the festival fills the cinemas and improvised screening venues around historic city center of Prizren with a selection of more than 200 hand picked films from around the world. The festival is known for its lively atmosphere, the amazing enthusiasm that grasps the city and its people and also for the hundreds of volunteers working for the festival. Documentary photo exhibitions, debates, master classes and lively music events are also part of the festival.