Two videos have tied to win the Global Conversation Video Contest – one portraying the beauty and ritual of an Indian wedding and the other depicting the struggle of Wolof-speaking Senegalese people to protect and extend their language in the digital age. Indian Wedding was produced by Tanmay Misra ’11 and National Language, Digital Language (above) was made by Juliana Friend ’11. Honorable Mention goes to Kai Herng Loh '13 for Backpacking in Nicaragua, Alone and to Chelsea Sokolow ’11.5 for (des)empleado/(un)employed.
Juliana and Kai are also active bloggers on the Global Conversation. Readers can follow Kai's excursion through Nicaragua last winter on his conversation and you can follow Juliana's work in Senegal via her conversation.
The contest involved the Watson Institute in loaning Flip video cameras to Brown students who had international winter break plans in December-January, to document their experiences on the Global Conversation website. For their prize, producers of the best short videos, judged by social value, technical merit, and creativity, get to keep the Flip cameras they made them with.
We will be posting the videos directly on the Global Conversation over the coming weeks, or you can view the winning videos at the Vimeo links above.
Though the contest is over, we invite you at any time to submit your own short videos on global social, political, and cultural matters to share with the growing Global Conversation community. Start your own conversation (read how in "About Us") or contact email@example.com.