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CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE): UNFPA And Movie Industry Reach Out To Poor Suburban Communities On Women’s Rights Issues

Les Depeches de Brazzaville reported on 9 December on the opening of a film festival, called "Cinema des Sept Quartiers," in Brazzaville, organized by movie director Nadege Batou with a view to bring movies to communities in city areas difficult to reach. UNFPA has been supporting this event since 2009 as its theme was HIV/AIDS. This year, the festival tackled women and movies. Some 600 people attended the first film in a borough at 20 km out of Brazzaville city centre. This festival has been a popular success in 2009 with thousands of people attending movies and discussing HIV/AIDS with experts available to answer questions. Attending the opening night, UNFPA Representative David Lawson said, "UNFPA supports this initiative to promote women leadership and bring information on critical issues in a friendly way to a wide public, including the less privileged populations, in the suburbs." Read in French: Les Depeches de Brazzaville

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