PLURAL+ supports youth in addressing the crucial challenges of their communities related to migration, diversity and social inclusion. Recognizing youth as powerful agents of social change in a world often characterized by intolerance, cultural and religious divisions.
PLURAL+ is a youth produced video festival which encourages young people to explore diversity, migration and social inclusion and to share their creative vision with the world. This is a joint initiative between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International organization for Migration, with a network of over 50 partner organizations that support the creative efforts of young people and distribute their videos worldwide.
Since 2009, over 400 entries from 63 countries have participated. PLURAL+ recognizes youth as powerful agents of social change, and supports cooperative efforts to reduce tensions in a world often characterized by conflict and division. In many parts of the world youth not only represent the future, they are the majority. Recent events in the Arab Spring demonstrate the power that young people have to bring about citizen participation and social change.
PLURAL+ aims to support dialogue between young people from different cultures and in the process enhance awareness and respect for diversity. Creative media are such a powerful approach to this dialogue because, fundamentally, they appeal to a sense of shared human experience and common goals. The insight and creativity with which young people have produced videos on critical issues as human trafficking, social marginalization and racism, reflects the energy that youth bring to addressing social problems in today’s world.
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