Alternative Channel awards a video prize to the Adsis Foundation
Released on: October 5, 2008, 1:50 pm
Press Release Author: Isabel PASCOA - Alternative Channel
Press Release Summary: Alternative Channel, a specialised communication agency operating a social video platform on sustainable development, presents in association with the Global Eco-Forum, the “Alternative Channel 2008” Spanish video prize of 8000€ , awarded to the Adsis Fundation. Join us at 7:30 pm on October 7th, 2008, at the Bonnemaison , in Barcelona.
Press Release Body: In Catzuquí, dreams can come true Launched on November 2007, the Alternative Channel video contest on sustainable development rewards the most compelling video uploaded to www.alternativechannel.tv. Alternative Channel members used the site’s rating system to sift through 600 entries, eventually nominating eight videos in each language (French and Spanish). A board of professionals from the communication, audiovisual and sustainable development sectors gathered at the Alternative Channel Forum to determine the winners. Among the judges were Marc Tessier, former President of France Télévision, and Aziyadé Poltier-Mutal from the United Nations Development Programme. Using judging criteria such as the videos’ persuasion, educational merit, values, rigor, relevance and originality, the judges decided to reward the Adsis foundation with the 8000€ prize. The video “Catzuquí, el paraíso de la cebolla” introduces the concrete actions of a development project lead by the foundation in a small and isolated village situated in Ecuador. The survival of the inhabitants depends on its vital access to water, but also to health, education…
Alternative Channel at the Global Eco-Forum The Global Eco-forum is this fall’s event dedicated to sustainable development and eco-innovation in Barcelona. On October 7th, 2008, the event is an opportunity to meet international renowned experts on sustainability. It will be closed by the Alternative Channel video contest award on sustainable development. From 7:30 pm, the event‘s programme will include an introduction to Alternative Channel and the video contest, an introduction to the Adsis foundation, screening of the winning video « Catzuquí, el paraíso de la Cebolla » (in the presence of the Directors Íria Saa and Marc Juan), and the presentation of the prize. At 8:00 pm, Alternative Channel invites you to a dining cocktail to celebrate the event and close the Global Eco-Forum.
The Alternative Channel team, its partners and guests of the Global eco-Forum are inviting you to join us at 7:30pm, October 7th, 2008 at the Bonnemaison space in Barcelona ( Sant Pere més Baix, 7). To check out Alternative Channel website and witness touching testimonies from the villagers and children in Catzuquí, with eyes full of dreams coming true: click here.
All videos (nominated, winners and others) on www.alternativechannel.tv
About Alternative Channel : Alternative Channel™ is a communication agency on sustainability founded by Paul ALLARD et Hugues COCHARD. It operates an international web TV in three languages and gives a voice to citizens, corporations and non-profit organizations engaged in sustainable development and humanitarian causes. Content on the website is available in French, English and Spanish. For more information, please visit www.alternativechannel.tv About Adsis foundation: The Adsis foundation is an organization born with the Adsis movement with a mission to promote social action projects and development in communities facing social exclusion problems or marginalization. The foundation has offices in Chile, Ecuador, Spain, and the non-profit organization operates in Argentina, Bolivia, Italy, Peru and Uruguay. For more information, please visit www.fundacionadsis.org
Global Eco-Forum in a nutshell: During the Global Eco-Forum, internationally renowned experts and professionals, from a various range of sectors will share their work and visions for a sustainable and responsible world. Practical cases, debates, social networking sessions and workshops will help to transform utopian ideas into concrete realities. 25 days on-line meetings on the Virtual Social network, and one day with a real event in Barcelona, to think, create networks and generate new ideas towards a more responsible and sustainable society. For more information, please visit www.global-ecoforum.org