Project update

The Awra Amba Experience in NYC and LA

16 Sep 2014, Posted by visitawraamba in Presentations, Project update

  ext week, we are off to NYC and LA to show our work-in-progress, with a view to receive feedback and foster new relationships with collaborators and partners who can help us bring the project to completion. The first public screening is planned in Brooklyn,…

Using dialogue as a way to create peace

20 Jun 2013, Posted by visitawraamba in Presentations, Project update

live around half a mile away from the clashes happening at Istanbul’s Taksim Square, so over the last few weeks, I have been closely following the development of the protests. I have grown increasingly disillusioned and paralysed by the situation. The Turkish government has been…

Awra Amba’s 40th anniversary video

21 Oct 2012, Posted by visitawraamba in Project update

want to share a short film that Serdar and I made for The Finnish Foreign Ministry’s website (global.finland.fi), which was published yesterday. The film tells the story of Awra Amba’s 40th anniversary in September 2012, held in the village’s own community hall. Over 500 guests…

We are going to the Norwegian Short Film Festival

31 May 2012, Posted by visitawraamba in Project update

e are honoured to be invited to the Norwegian short film festival to present a case study of our project in progress. The festival started in 1978. Today, 33 years later, it has become one of the pillars in Norwegian film life where everyone with an interest in…

Write This Down production team in Ethiopia

10 Nov 2011, Posted by visitawraamba in Project update

We have started production of our new interactive documentary about the way of life in the Awra Amba community. We are currently in Awra Amba filming 10 x short documentaries, as well as 360 panoramic photography and loads of multimedia clips for our project. Launch…

Donation to Awra Amba’s new high school

05 Jul 2011, Posted by visitawraamba in Project update

We want to thank all the donors for their kind contributions via our IndieGoGo campaign towards the construction of a new high school in Awra Amba. We visited the community last week and hand-delivered the donation to Zumra Nuru and the community. The new school,…

Help us raise $5000 towards Awra Amba’s high school

05 Apr 2011, Posted by visitawraamba in Project update

Today we have launched a crowd-funding campaign http://www.indiegogo.com/Awra-Amba-School for Awra Amba’s new high school! Help us raise $5000! Every donation counts, large or small. Please check out more details on our dedicated campaign page. We will be posting regular updates on our progress to raise the money…