“My Video ‘Democracy is like a smoothie’ was intended to convey a universal concept of democracy, which would draw discussion and interpretations from people, of different backgrounds, and cultures with varying experiences. I made the video as a tool, which can be used to stimulate discussions or dialogue from people of all ages, from primary schools to higher institutions of learning, as well as from government to the civil society.”
– Chansa Tembo, Democracy Video Challenge Winner.
In a few short weeks, the six winners of the Democracy Video Challenge will travel to the U.S. to visit New York City, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles.
To get ready for their trip, we’re featuring a different winning video each week for the rest of the summer. First up was the winner from the Philippines. Next came Brazil and then Nepal, and most recently Poland. This week it’s winner Chansa Tembo from Zambia, whose appetizing video is called, “Democracy is…Like a smoothie.”
And remember to join Chansa this Friday, August 21, for a webchat, when he’ll talk about his film, his life, and his thoughts on democracy. You can submit questions to Chansa in advance in the comments portion of this blog or by going to the chat room. Simply enter as a guest, and leave your question in the chat box provided. We look forward to chatting with you on Friday!
Webchat with Chansa: https://statedept.connectsolutions.com/americagov
Watch Chansa’s Video: