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TVEAP-LIRNEasia film short-listed for UNISDR award

A short film made as part of Nuwan Waidyanatha’s action research project assessing the efficacy of voice and text in disaster communication has been shortlisted for an award.

TVE Asia Pacific’s short film, Do You Hear Me, is one of 11 finalists in the first Asian Film Festival on Disaster Risk Reduction which will take place in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from 22 to 25 October 2012.

The festival is part of the Fifth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR), being held in the Southeast Asian city during that period.

The film festival is being organized by the conference’s co-hosts, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNBP).

Do You Hear Me looks at how voice be used more efficiently in both alerting and reporting about disasters, and where computer technology make a difference in crisis management.

The 12-minute film was produced in collaboration with LIRNEasia, an Asian regional think tank on information and communication technologies (ICTs), and Sarvodaya, the largest development organisation in Sri Lanka. it was made with support from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) in the UK.

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