Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Video Competition Winners Announced on the Global Conversation

March 14, 2011

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 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.

The Global Conversation is run by the Watson Institute as an online platform for the Brown community to post media and commentary on global politics, culture, and society. 

For the contest, the Institute loaned Flip video cameras to Brown students who had international winter break plans in December-January, to document their experiences on the Global Conversation. Producers of the best short videos, judged by social value, technical merit, and creativity, get to keep the equipment they used for their projects.