The Founder/CEO of Global Media Foundation, human rights and anti-corruption media advocacy foundation, Raphael Godlove Ahenu Jnr will deliver the keynote speech at the forthcoming???the Berlin Annual African Film & Media Festival 2013? to be held in Berlin Germany from the 22nd?to 25th?of this month.
This follows an invitation extend to him by the organizers of the conference??Institute for Cultural Diplomacy?(ICD),?an international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with headquarters in Berlin, Germany.
?The goal of the ICD is to promote global peace and stability through strengthening and supporting intercultural relations at all levels. Over the past decade, the ICD has grown to become one of Europe?s largest independent cultural exchange organizations, whose programs facilitate interaction between individuals of all backgrounds from across the world.
The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy has established the Berlin African Film & Media Festival 2013 in order to explore the rise to prominence of cinema and mass media in Africa and to debate the potential domestic and international effects of these rapidly growing industries. The conference will explore the power of cinema to bring people together and provoke universal emotion and positive change for Africa.
The conference is themed:??Africa on Screen: Through the Eyes of Africa??and?this year?s conference will?explore the rise to prominence of cinema and mass media in Africa and to debate the potential domestic and international effects of these rapidly growing industries.
The event will explore the power of cinema to bring people together and provoke universal emotion; a power that must be cultivated and developed to ensure African filmmakers continue to receive recognition and that their work gains as much exposure as possible.
Through the mediums of fiction, documentaries and short films, the festival aims to take participants on a journey of Africa, and showcase the talents of artists.
In addition, film screenings, interactive discussions and musical performances, all portrayed through diverse African perspectives, will further engage artistic expression and innovation, providing an all-round intercultural experience for participants and offering unique insights into the political, social, cultural, religious and historic elements of contemporary Africa.
The CEO of GLOMEF will be speaking on the topic: ?The Promoting Peace, Development and Prosperity Through Film & Art?

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