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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

NEW DEV.TV PROGRAMMES ON BBC WORLD NEWS:

Down to Business” was launched last year as a part of the “World Challenge” competition for sustainable businesses, the TV series that rewards extraordinary grass roots business projects from around the globe.

“Down to Business” provides practical help for small and medium sized enterprises throughout the world, with a special emphasis on turning sustainable ideas from niche businesses into mainstream enterprises. We revisit previous World Challenge finalists and, through them, solve the challenges facing hundreds of thousands like them globally.

Green business consultant Leo Johnson visits his choice of four previous World Challenge finalists and develops strategies with them on how to expand their business. Leo Johnson’s choice – taken from a survey of 72 previous World Challenge finalists are Jompy Stoves in Kenya, MYC4 in Denmark, Escuela Agricola in Paraguay and Husk Power Systems in India.

These projects focus on a range of universal sustainability challenges – education, financing growth, selling innovations or scaling up green energy – and deals with some of the barriers to growth companies and entrepreneurs face in these specific areas.

Broadcast on BBC World News:
Jompy Stoves in Kenya and MYC4 in Denmark
Saturday 17 September, 08:10 and 13:10 GMT
Sunday 18 September, 00:10 and 11:10 GMT

Escuela Agricola in Paraguay and Husk Power Systems in India
Saturday 24 September, 08:10 and 13:10 GMT
Sunday 25 September, 00:10 and 11:10 GMT


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PARAIBA MEU AMOR SCREENED AT THE “ITINERAIRES ARTISTIQUES” OF NANTES, FRANCE:

On Friday September 16th, dev.tv’s movie “Paraíba meu amor” will be part of the “Itinéraires artistiques” organized by the city of Nantes (France) for Cosmopolis area.

Paraíba meu amor: a film about forró – the music of Northeast Brazil (74minutes).   

Featuring the Brazilian musicians: Chico César, Dominguinhos, Pinto do Acordeon, Aleijadinho de Pombal, Os 3 do Nordeste, Trio Tamanduá, and the French accordionist Richard Galliano. 
The film shows how forró is an integral part of the life and culture of Northeast Brazil. Through forró, we discover the spirit of the Northeast and the Sertão - the region known as the ‘drought polygon’. This dry and arid land has affected the people and their culture. The originality of this film is the fact that it brings worldwide accordion star Richard Galliano to Brazil to play with forró musicians.

Screening at Cosmopolis Espace International:
Friday 16 September, 20:30 (Local Time)