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The British Film Week   (published in Morocco)

November 12, 2013 by   Comments(0)

For the third year the British Council is celebrating the British Cinema through « The British Film Week »

Mainly in English, and subtitled in French, the event aims at opening a window on the British culture.

This event is organised in collaboration with the Ministery of Culture in Maroc, CCM (Centre Cinématographique Marocain), Centre Culturel de Sidi Moumen and l’Association des Quartiers IDMAJ in Casablanca, ESAV (L’école Supérieure des Arts Visuels de Marrakech) and Save Cinemas In Morocco in Marrakech. The event is relayed by our media partner Hit Radio.

This event will take place

8 to 9 November , Centre Culturel Sidi Moumen,  Casablanca 10 to 14 November, Dar Takafa théâtre Daoudiates, Daoudiate Marrakech 17 to 21 November, Cinéma 7em Art, Rabat

In a spirit of equal opportunities and diversity, the British Film Week will be relocated this time for 2 days of screenings on 8 and 9 november at Centre Culturel Sidi Moumen in Casablanca.. This initiative was taken in partnership with the Centre Culturel Sidi Moumen et Assocaition Idmaj.

Good Vibrations (2012) Biography | Drama | Music - 103 min Selected for the Dinard British Film Festival Selected for the Galway Film Fleadh A chronicle of Terri Hooley's life, a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast's punk-rock scene. Directors: Lisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Liam Cunningham, Dylan MoranMarrakech: 10 novemberRabat: 17 november

A Broken (2012) Drama | 91 min Nominated for Cannes Film Festival This is the story of a young girl living in the North of London, whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack. Director: Rufus Norris Stars: Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy, Bill Milner Marrakech: 11 novemberRabat: ...

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The British Film Week
The British Film Week

Elephants need baths too.   (published in Nepal)

November 12, 2013 by   Comments(3)

Yesterday, my coworker, with a huge smile on her face, grabbed my belly and said, "Nepali fat. Good!" Happy Monday to me.  The 4th jar of peanut butter I've consumed since I've been here and I will go sit in the corner and cry now.

This past weekend I returned to Chitwan National Park to knock a few more things off of my Nepal to-do list.  The park is only a 40 minute drive away, but that can feel like a long time when you're crammed into the back of a Jeep-type vehicle with no walls, hard benches, driving down roads littered with pot holes, clouds of exhaust the entire way, and motion sickness.  I'm glad it was only a 40 minute drive because anything longer than that would have resulted in a puddle of sick at the feet of the 7 of us piled into this truck bed of sorts.  Despite the nausea, the trip was well worth it!

For starters, I took a hot shower Friday night.  You heard me- a HOT shower.  I don't think I'd ever properly enjoyed a shower, in my entire life, before that moment.  Maybe I'm exaggerating, but probably not.  To add to that delight, I was able to sample some locally made rice wine type drink AND sleep in a double sized bed with an almost soft mattress AND a very soft pillow!  Friday was a good day.  Saturday morning started off early with a pleasant American breakfast of fried eggs, toast and some homefries- tasty and appreciated.  I had opted out of going to the elephant breeding center because I'm cheap, so while everyone else was doing that, I strolled through some streets and paths near the lodge.  Whilst strolling I stumbled upon a baby elephant because things like that happen in Nepal.  I was quick to make friends with said baby elephant partially due to the fact that ...

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Elephants need baths too.
Elephants need baths too.

Project Abroad: Beach Clean Up by our Conservation Volunteer, Pierre Wallerand from France   (published in Thailand)

November 12, 2013 by   Comments(0)

The pollution of the oceans is a real problem of our world.

We can find a part of this pollution on the ocean all around the world but also on the beaches and coastlines. This kind of garbage is more known as marine debris. Marine debris is a human creation; it’s all the waste that has deliberately or accidentally been released in rivers, lakes, seas, and oceans… All theses floating debris tend to accumulate on the coastlines or in the middle of the gyres.

The five big gyres of the world

Because of theses gyres, the garbage stays on theses area and provokes serious injury on the environment.

This is not only a visual problem; it’s also a big threat for all the marine fauna and flora. Thus, many animals that live on or in the sea consume debris by mistake, most of the time it looks similar to their natural prey (plastic bag really looks like a jellyfish for a turtle for example).

So we can see that the effects of the debris are multiple, ingestion, entrapment, coral smothering, loss of unspoilt beaches, loss of coral reefs.

Ocean trash ranks as one of the most serious pollution problems of our time…

A turtle catching in a ghost net.

That’s why we can find many organizations in the world that try to help and clean oceans and coastlines.

Today I want to present you one of them: Project Abroad. It’s a big association present everywhere on the world. Its aim is the helping of the conservation of the environment and theassisting of the local population.

I will present you one of their many projects. I am part of a conservation marine project in the south of Thailand. In this project we have different missions as diver like reef check to survey the marine species, collect the marine debris. But we also work on earth. We have an activity ...

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Project Abroad: Beach Clean Up by our Conservation Volunteer, Pierre Wallerand from France
Project Abroad: Beach Clean Up by our Conservation Volunteer, Pierre Wallerand from France

Dienstagmorgen, der 12. Novermber   (published in Nepal)

November 12, 2013 by   Comments(0)

Jetzt komme ich gerade aus der Nachtschicht, wir haben halb acht. Ich bin gar nicht so müde und ich komme echt viel besser mit dem wach bleiben klar als ich dachte!

Gestern Nachmittag hatte ich noch ein echt tolles, ein wenig schmerzhaftes und richtig nepalesisches Erlebnis. Wir waren im Schönheitssalon. ;) Wir sind mit Mina in einen kleinen Laden reinmarschiert und im Hinterzimmer war dann der „Beauty-Salon“. Es saßen einige Frauen mit Kindern zusammen und uns wurde natürlich sofort ein Platz frei geräumt. Mir ist klar, dass das jetzt nicht alle interessiert aber es war trotzdem ein tolles Erlebnis in Nepal denn... wir haben uns die Beine wachsen lassen... Die, nehmen wir mal an sie ist Kosmetikerin, streicht warmes Wachs auf dein Bein und nimmt dann alten Jeansstoff (!!!!) mit dem sie dein Bein bearbeitet. ;) Es war echt ok aber so typisch nepalesisch, in einem Hinterzimmer mit Jeansstoff...

Ich habe mir danach noch die Hand mit Henna bemalen lassen und ich finde es so wunderschön, ich bin richtig glücklich mit allem. Und es ist auch noch billig, umgerechnet so circa 2,50€. Ich finde wirklich zu empfehlen.

Danach, so circa um halb sechs, bin ich gleich ins Hotel da ich nicht im Dunkeln allein zum Krankenhaus laufen will. Vom Hotel aus bin ich dann um kurz vor sieben, wieder mit Kristina, Chris und Oskar zur Nachtschicht marschiert. Als wir ankamen war auch gleich einiges los. Viele Knochenbrüche, ein älterer Mann der Blut gespuckt hat und so weiter. Um halb neun sind wir in die Kantine essen gegangen und danach war noch circa bis halb elf etwas los bis es wieder leerer in der Notaufnahme wurde. Wir haben uns ein wenig unterhalten und da Kristina und ich tagsüber gut geschlafen haben sind wir beide ...

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Dienstagmorgen, der 12. Novermber
Dienstagmorgen, der 12. Novermber

New Hope Children's Home Receives Hope Through Donations   (published in Jamaica)

November 11, 2013 by   Comments(0)

Imagine a place where there are children running around and feeling free…

Imagine a place where everyone is a family and you have over 19 brothers and sisters…

Imagine a place where you have aunties and uncles who come from abroad and just hug you and love you and make you feel as if you are the best thing in the world….

A place such as this exists in Jamaica…The New Hope Children’s Home in the parish of Manchester.

In the year 2008, the New Hope children’s home partnered with Projects Abroad Jamaica and has become a learning ground for the many volunteers who have come from all over the world to offer their love and time within this Care project.

On average, the home has had between 5-15 children, ages 0- 5 who are all excited about life and learning. They welcome change and the numerous ways in which they can be taught. They are taught through sports; by using football, the values of sharing, competitiveness, confidence and interpersonal relationships are in stilled in their development. They are also introduced numbers and words through songs, stories, nursery rhymes and with the use of building blocks.

The children at this orphanage are cared for by 9 women or aunties who adore these babies and who ensure that they are fed, cuddled loved and who show many of them their first recognizable maternal contact.

It is through this avenue that volunteers can experience a new kind of love.  A love where when one looks into these deep and searching eyes, there is a longing that is seen, a longing to be part of a family that they can call their own.

In more ways than one, these children have been shown love that provides for their needs. There are many who have come and have seen the great need to assist in tangible and ...

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New Hope Children's Home Receives Hope Through Donations
New Hope Children's Home Receives Hope Through Donations

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