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December 22, 2011

Film festival defies war in Eastern Congo

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Film festival defies war in Eastern Congo

October 2008 Film maker Petna Ndaliko is one of the founders of the Salaam Kivu International Film Festival which will be held in Goma, Eastern Congo in October 2008.  “Before the war, the Kivu provinces of Eastern Congo were known as a mayor tourist attraction. But now the only thing people know about this region […]

December 22, 2011

Even Nkunda could not hinder the SKIFF festival in Goma

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Even Nkunda could not hinder the SKIFF festival in Goma

November 2008 – The words of Petna Ndaliko have become almost prophetic. Just before the SKIFF film festival in Goma, he announced the festival would go on whether there were rebels approaching or not. And indeed: the rebels advanced, but for the festival it was ‘business as usual’. White armored vehicles of the United Nations […]

December 22, 2011

What culture is for development?

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What culture is for development?

Self-reliance is often placed in the context of material self-reliance, i.e. earning a living and providing for the basic physical needs. Nevertheless, I believe that it is often forgotten that it also requires an intellectual and emotional autonomy. In other words: self-confidence, analytical skills and the ability to think and take distance with one’s own […]

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