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Film Title: I am the President

Artist: Elyas  Noori

Country: Afghanistan

Genre: Narrative

Time Category: Under 15 minutes

The Youth Coordinating Forum (YCF), consisting of ITREB, Youth and Sports Committee and Education Committee organized a day long educational and entertainment program for youth ages 12-35 years on Thursday, August 15, 2019. 

The process of sharing information in today’s world is extremely intense. Significant and constant amounts of information are received through the media. Today’s written media has changed dramatically and this has become more pronounced with the introduction of desktop publishing and social media. To learn more about these trends, the National Council’s Communications and Publications Committee arranged a visit to Bangladesh’s leading and largest circulating English daily - The Daily Star.

"Art is a universal language, which transcends cultural boundaries by telling a story about a particular time and place. It encourages us to search deeper within, and thus learn more about ourselves."

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Jubilee Arts International Arts Festival, The.Ismaili is pleased to publish an interview with Jenny Datoo, Project Lead, and Nabila D. Samji, Deputy Project Lead. Jenny and Nabila look back and reflect on the journey of Jubilee Arts, from its conception, through to national events, the International Arts Festival, and the programme's continuing legacy.

During the Jubilee Arts programme, Sara Janmohamed created and submitted a mandala — a geometric figure of spiritual significance — which was selected to be displayed at the International Arts Festival in Lisbon. The name of Hazrat Ali written in Arabic appears in the centre.

Young members of the Jamat had the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents through the Jubilee Arts initiative at various regional and national events around the world during the Diamond Jubilee year. Artists as young as 6 years of age submitted entries, and a number of them were selected to represent their Jamats at the International Arts Festival in Lisbon (IAF) last July.

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