On 3rd October a boat with more than 500 African migrants sank along the Sicilian coast close to Lampedusa, causing almost 200 victims, among them lots of women and children, and 200 are still missing. This is one of the most serious tragedy of migrants trying to reach desperately European coasts. VSF expresses solidarity for all the victims and invite you to think about the values of welcome, integration, solidarity, equity, justice and how these are transmitted to the next generations. It is in the end the ultimate VSF mission.
Alessandro Broglia - President of VSF Europa/International
The curtain falls on CinemAmbiente XVI, the Turin Film Festival became a landmark event of the international movie productions on environmental issues. Festival that, for the first time, hosted VSF (Veterinarians Without Borders): the program of the opening day indeed contained the awards ceremony of the "Golden Goat Competition" - the competition for 'shortfilms' organized by VSF - as well as a space-debate (“EcoTalk”) and a series of projections focused on the activities of VSF in Italy and in the world.
Since its origin,VSFhas recognized that communication, sensitization, awareness raising are fundamental to achieveits mission. Therefore, many real life situations were reported and filmed,able to'tell' the problemsaddressed, and several videos were realized on the field projects.
The meetingin TurinwithCinemAmbiente,landmark eventfor the communication related to environmental issues, was thereforean appointmentthat couldn’t be further delayed, and this year it’s happening for the first time. On May 31, CinemAmbiente festival will host theclosing ceremonyof the "GoldenGoatShortfilmCompetition"– launched byVSF Europawith the contribution ofArcabalena-awarding theyoung serbian film-makerMarkoBogdanovic
Short-Film Competition promoted by Vétérinaires Sans Frontières
The winner will participate to the international film festival CINEMAMBIENTE in Turin (www.cinemambiente.it) Deadline: The deadline for sending your work is the 1st April 2013 (referred to receiving date).
Read more details here. We are looking forward receiving your masterpiece!
In this position paper VSF Europa explores the relationships between Small-Scale Farming and Food Sovereignty, and describes the importance of both concepts for the fight against hunger, inequality and environmental degradation.