November 24, 2010.
Harambee association was created in 2002 in honor of the canonization
of Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei. They
promote programs in education and development in Africa.
In November the
Association held their fourth annual edition of the Harambee
International Award “Conveying Africa.” The winners were honored
for their work in a ceremony held in Rome.Rosalinda Corbi
Coordinator of Harambee
“Very often we talk
about Africa in a negative way, the commercials on television during
a catastrophe, there are negative things to point out and because of
this we are trying to collect documentaries that give a professional
image that is also positive, even though sometimes it is difficult to
make a little change in the attitude towards Africa.”
The first place award for audiovisual documentaries went to Yel Kabeye for his film “Women and Future in Ouagadougou.”
The second place award was given to the video-clip “Insight into Ghana: Living the colors of Africa” and “Africa-beyond the Silence.”
Harambee hopes these documentaries will shed light on many of the problems Africa faces that go largely unnoticed.