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

Industry: Media

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
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

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

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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
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

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

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