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UN Arabic Language Day – Video Competition

Did you know that December 18th is UN Arabic Language Day?

December 18 was the day Arabic became one of the working languages of the United Nations in 1973.
On this occasion, the International Institute of Debate (IIDebate) in Tunisia is planning on holding a national video marathon entitled; “Arabic Language to me is…”, where you would send us your 7 seconds video answering the question in Arabic and IIDebate will pick the best videos for a final 3 minutes video which will end with a motion on the issue, and the showcased entries will then choose a Pro or Con side to participate in a dialogue on the stance; Globalization is affecting Arabic Identity.
Identity is one of the main issue matters effecting Tunisian society and youth specifically, especially after the revolution. Tunisian culture has continued to evolve within a duality throughout history, given its geographical setting.
This multi-layered specificity and ever so more westernized thought that seems to portray with varying intensities the Tunisian cultural mindset and system is a dynamic amalgam that needs to be understood. This understanding requires a national introspection and hence a dialogue in order for the static to be appeased.
Steps:
1. Take you camera or phone,
2. In 7 seconds, tell us what Arabic is to you (in Arabic),
3. Upload the video and send it to our facebook inbox or our email,
4. Deadline is December 17th,
5. If your video is picked ,we will notify you via Facebook,
6. You will then pick a side on the motion presented at the end of our video and participate in a dialogue in Tunis,
-Get filming!