In August, Xchange Perspective e.V. (XCP) launches a preliminary training in the run-up of the ‘Merula -- multilingual dialogic theatre on stilts in Kosovo’ project, which will commence in January 2014, if sufficient funding can be secured.
Over the past two years, Xchange Perspectives (XCP) has been carrying out media for peace projects in different parts of the world. From Africa to Latin America and Europe, XCP has implemented projects and conducted trainings aiming at inducing unity in diversity in all its areas of action. Furthering its work in Europe, XCP currently explores ways to support the process of mending grievances and bridging divides in Kosovo.
Am 4. Dezember stellt der burkinische Initiator Alfred Ouoba in Kooperation mit Xchange Perspectives das ‘Festival Dilembu au Gulmu (FESDIG)’ im Import Export in München vor. Nach einem kurzen Film über das FESDIG 2011 und einem Ausblick auf Projekte für das kommende Jahr, gibt es Gelegenheit für den persönlichen Austausch.
Erstmals wird in München eine Filmreihe zum afrikanischen Kino präsentiert mit Filmen von vorwiegend zeitgenössischen Regisseurinnen und Regisseuren aus Kenia, Äthiopien, Ägypten, Kamerun, Guinea, Senegal, Tunesien und Marokko.
‘A Tribe Called Peace’ sprang out of the need to find durable and peaceful solutions to the issue of tribalism in Southern Sudan. A 20-artist (approx. 10 male, 10 female) band (singers, musicians and dancers), representing many of the diverse tribes in Southern Sudan will tackle this issue in their productions, outlying non-violent sustainable solutions.
Xchange Perspectives supports the establishment of an informal academy for graphic design, video production and photography in Kawangware, one of the biggest slums in Nairobi. The activities are geared towards building the youth’s and the least privileged people’s capacities from within Kawangware, by providing them with skills aiming at communicating the perspectives, problems and needs of their community.
Xchange Perspectives is to carry out the implementation of the Comm-Unity-Project in Hanover Park, Cape Town, a township whose members suffer from a range of psychosocial and economic problems. Hanover Park is one of the communities most plagued with direct, cultural and structural violence. The project aims to inspire young people to respect themselves as well as others and to explore alternative paths of and for peace.
Xchange Perspectives has taken the initiative to document one of the most successful community festivals in Burkina Faso. The music festival 'Dilembu Au Gulmu' (FESDIG) takes place annually in Tiantiaka, approx. 200 km east of the capital Ouagadougou. Although the festival aims at promoting traditional culture and creates sustainable income opportunities for the local people, it has however not received much national nor international attention.
A community’s quest for justice. Oil companie's pursuit of benefit. A region in the heart of Africa and the human cost of living in it. Oil and conflict in the Niger Delta are strongly interconnected. The story takes us from 1999, the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa and others, and the massacre of citizens in Odi in Bayesala, in which 2.500 civilians were killed and typifies the oppression in the region, to today. Nigeria’s oil reserves are at the heart of this conflict.
Dedicated to spreading the voices of the Sudanese from both the North and the South, 'sudan votes', a project by mict, trains journalists and publishes their views about all events occurring inside Sudan. Xchange Perspectives has advised 'sudan votes' and linked up potential journalists and singers initially trained by XCP to join 'sudan votes', which has become a primary source of reliable information made in Sudan.