Film competition: Be part of the "Generation Without Hunger"

Fatime Kiné Diop

Blog post by Fatime Kiné Diop

Oxfam Great Britain, Campaigns Officer
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Hunger is a reality that still affects many people around the world. Every night, one person in eight goes to bed hungry. The Sahel region of West Africa is experiencing its fourth food crisis since 2005.

In partnership with the Pan-African Film Festival (FESPACO) Oxfam and partners have launched the video contest "Generation Without Hunger."

The goal: to challenge governments and donors to be the last generation to witness hunger.

It's part of the GROW campaign for a future where everyone on the planet will have enough to eat, always.

We aim to get at least 200 videographers -- in both amateur and professional categories -- from around the world to post videos from 90 to 180 seconds, asking their leaders to break this cycle of food crises and ensure that their generation is “the last one to witness hunger!”

Want to take part? Just use your mobile phone, your tablet computer, your camera, your webcam, or your video camera to film.

You may have the chance to come to see it in person at a special screening held at the FESPACO in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso!

You have until January 15, 2013 to send your videos.

For more information, visit

Any questions write to

Please share this contest on Twitter, with your networks and with all those who want to be part of the "generation without hunger!"