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World Water Day 2021 with Storytellers for Peace

World Water Day is a yearly observance created by the United Nations. It is held on 22 March to highlight the importance of fresh water. This year’s theme is Valuing Water . We want to support this fundamental message with our voice. Water is life, water is all of us, water is everything. The storytellers from all over the world in order of appearance : Barry Stewart Mann (USA) Beatriz Montero (Spain) Joerg Baesecke (Germany) Jozé Sabugo (Portugal) Lisi Amondarain (Argentine) Hamid Barole Abdu (Eritrea) Cecilia Moreschi (Italy) Katharina Ritter (Germany) D.M.S. Ariyrathne (Sri Lanka) Alessandro Ghebreigziabiher (Italy) Suzanne Sandow (Australia)   Storytellers for Peace was born in June 2016. It is an international network of artists, storytellers, authors, actors and musicians who create collective stories through videos. Artists come from all over the world and tell stories about peace, justice, equality and human rights. All participants tell their stories in their first language.

Hamid Barole Abdu

Hamid Barole Abdu is an Eritrean author, storyteller and poet who cares very much about human and civil rights.
From his page on Wikipedia: after studying literature in Eritrea, he moved to Modena, Italy, in 1974, where he has worked as an intercultural expert and has published several articles about the migratory phenomenon.
Hamid has written many books and anthologies of poems that show how much his sensibility for the problems of the poorest people in the world is great.
Many of his texts have been transformed in stage works and you may often see himself telling his poems in festival and meetings.
Here you can watch a video about his book Genocide in Rwanda - Testimonies of Survivors (English).
If you understand Italian, you might also watch some of his recitals on Youtube, as this one.

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