The High-Representative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) H.E. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mr. Jonathan Jian Shen CEO of Shinework Media. Through their joint collaboration they seek to promote a global Film Festival with the theme: “Building Inclusive communities for the Shared future of Mankind through the power of Film”.
The idea is to link this theme to the “One Belt One Road” initiative launched by the President of China H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping. UNAOC aims at fostering mutual understanding between countries along the Belt and Road to achieve cross-cultural cooperation.
The MoU, was signed on the margins of the celebration of “The Dragon Boat Festival”, in Macau.
By virtue of this MOU, Shinework and UNAOC will jointly coordinate and pursue initiatives that aim at promoting diversity among peoples of different cultures and religions with the aim of harnessing a culture of peace through the power of Films.
A High-level awards ceremony is planed for next year. Selected films will be awarded and shown in an international Film Festival to be held in Macau.
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is a political initiative of the United Nations Secretary General. It works on building bridges of understanding between diverse society by strengthening intercultural and interfaith dialogue. UNAOC focuses its activities on 4 areas of work: Education, Youth, Media and Migration. Art, entertainment and sports have also been identified by the High Representative as universal tools that bring people together regardless of their culture, language, race or beliefs.
Shinework Media is a company dedicated to film & TV program production and major cultural events planning. It also contributes to cross cultural cooperation and exchange in international film industry. Shinework founded the popular television program in China: The World Film Report, to introduce to the Chinese audience films and cultures of different countries.