The Crystal Awards

Your Videos Sought for Darfur Cultural Exchange

Short videos from all members of the public are sought for a PeopleToPeople cultural Exchange with refugees from the dire crisis in Darfur, Sudan.


Arcadia, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/10/2007 -- The Crystal Awards Film Festival wants videos from everyone for their Darfur PeopleWithoutBorders project. They seek videos which express who you are, what values you live for, what you find beautiful, funny, profound, meaningful, silly, or uplifiting.

These will be shown to some of the hundreds of thousands of refugees who have fled the fighting and genocide in Darfur, Sudan, where 200,000 have already died, and many more are in grave danger. A documentary film is planned about the project, and submitted videos may be included in it.

Videos need not be 'serious', despite the refugees' circumstances, after all, they need humor and diversion as much as inspiration. What is really wanted are videos which show who you are, and why life is meaningful to you.

There is no fee to anyone to submit a video. Just go to the site at and register (put 'Darfur' in the subject line of your email) You may submit as many videos as you want. Those selected will be publicized on the site and through over 600 RSS feeds, 200 blogs, press releases, news outlets, and hundreds of partner sites.

For information on how to enter, go to Or email them at Or call them at (626) 230-8862.