Congo Wins Gold at Deauville Green Awards

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Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:01 -- Nick Dager

Out of more than 300 submissions, Congo, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, won gold at the International Deauville Green Awards, held June 9-11 in Deauville, France.

The film, produced by Rodney Rascona, a creative director for Squire London, was created to bring awareness to the social and economic strife in the Congo and to encourage the ongoing work of Food for the Hungry and the United States Agency for International Development in improving living conditions in the area.

Congo, which was named the Gold winner in the Corporate Film category, shares testimonies from community members whose lives have been touched by FH and USAID’s programs, interviews with program and country directors in the area and statistics on the effects of the country’s harsh economic conditions on the people.

“I would like to thank Meltanan Gomintan [Food for the Hungry Country Director] for his trust and hospitality while we were filming,” said director Rodney Rascona. “I was inspired by the work being carried out in the region by his team and I will forever be thankful for the opportunity to raise awareness for such a noble project.”

Deauville Green Awards, created in 2011 by the association A Screen for the Planet, is the first international festival of audiovisual productions for sustainable development and ecology. The event aims to reward the productions from the actors of audiovisual communication that are committed to ecology and sustainable development.

Deauville Green Awards is an international event dedicated to institutional films, documentaries and great cause commercials for sustainable development and ecology. The festival is held every year in Deauville, France.

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