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The Social Impact Media Awards honors independent films that advance global awareness, social justice and human rights. Submit your film before January 7, 2013 to be considered among a beautiful lineup of thought-provoking films from around the world.

The Social Impact Media Awards honors independent films that advance global awareness, social justice and human rights. Submit your film before January 7, 2013 to be considered among a beautiful lineup of thought-provoking films from around the world.

A powerful line-up of films are nominated for the Social Impact Media Awards. We want to see all of these!!

A powerful line-up of films are nominated for the Social Impact Media Awards. We want to see all of these!!

The Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards is a competition to showcase the work the Adobe Foundation is doing with underprivileged communities around the world. Empowering youth in school or out of school programs where they can learn how to use multimedia tools to express themselves, show their potential, share their ideas and lead change in their communities.

Iranian News Agency “Improves” Oscar Speech by Asghar Farhadi

Iranians are overjoyed with the news that Asghar Farhadi’s film “A Separation”was awarded an Oscar for best foreign language film at the Academy Awards in Hollywood on February 26, 2012. It is the first Iranian film to win an Oscar.

Farhadi’s speech attracted even more attention after Fars News, a semi-official news agency of Iran added their own words to the transcript.

In his speech, Farhadi said:

At this time, many Iranians all over the world are watching us and I imagine them to be very happy. They are happy not just because of an important award or a film or filmmaker, but because at the time when talk of war, intimidation, and aggression is exchanged between politicians, the name of their country Iran is spoken here through her glorious culture, a rich and ancient culture that has been hidden under the heavy dust of politics. I proudly offer this award to the people of my country, a people who respect all cultures and civilizations and despise hostility and resentment.

Tavalode Sabz says says [fa] Fars News embellished on Farhadi’s speech and changed his words to:

Iranian people respect all cultures despite the western hostility with Iranian nuclear program.

GIFT is a film created by Pang Jia Wei, Ryan Tan Chuan Min and the Tunku Abdul Rahman College in Malaysia, which won in the 18-25 year old category at the Plural + Youth Video Festival.

In it, we can see and hear how it takes diversity to build a nation.