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An uplifting story of Palestinian youth in Gaza on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown.
An uplifting story of Palestinian youth in Gaza on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown.
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United Nations Screening of Flying Paper + Live Webcast today!

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Dear friends and supporters,

We are delighted and deeply honored that the United Nations Division for Palestinian Rights has decided to host a special screening of our film Flying Paper at the U.N. headquarters today. 

The event will be held at the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the U.N. on Wednesday, May 21st 3:30pm - 6:00pm, with a Live Webcast provided here: http://tinyurl.com/kvq75va

Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the U.N.
Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the U.N.

The formal program includes remarks by Maria Rubiales de Chamorro, Permanent Representative of Nicaragua, Riyad Mansour, PO of the State of Palestine to the UN, and Robert Turner, UNRWA's Director of Operations in the Gaza Strip. After the screening there will be a panel discussion moderated by Mr. Maher Nasser, with co-director Nitin Sawhney, editor Rafael Parra and Robert Turner participating. U.N. accredited NGOs are invited and the event is open to the public. 

More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1412860648993097/

The U.N. has previously screened acclaimed films such as Omar and 5 Broken Cameras, both of which were nominated for the Academy Awards. So it’s quite an honor to have them host our film. 

We will be screening the latest 52 min broadcast cut of our film completed in post-production just this week, with all footage re-captured and color-corrected for the highest quality. This will be the first time this new HD version of the film will be screened publicly.

We hope some of you will be join us at the UN or tune-in to the live webcast today. The video will also be archived on the site for later viewing.

This is clearly an important moment for the film in it's journey over the past 4 years, gaining such recognition by the U.N. We sincerely hope it will boost the film's outreach among wider global audiences, as we continue our efforts for international broadcast, video-on-demand, DVD release and educational distribution in coming months.

Your support and contributions have helped us get this far and we hope will continue to sustain our efforts to advocate for Palestinian youth in Gaza through this film.

Nitin Sawhney and Roger Hill 
Co-Directors, Flying Paper

United Nations Headquarters in New York
United Nations Headquarters in New York
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