Magazine article Screen International

Swarovski Joins Films without Borders

Magazine article Screen International

Swarovski Joins Films without Borders

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Films Without Borders announces Nadja Swarovski as new Patron.

Nadja Swarovski has become a patron of UK charitable foundation Films Without Borders, which shares an independent partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation.

Swarovski, of the jewellery empire, also runs production company Swarovski Films. She has been a steady supporter of Films Without Borders.

FWB was founded in 2010 by film and TV producer Jill Samuels to work with young people in challenging communities, training them in film production.

The group's most recent efforts include working with youth from South African townships and prisons, in partnership with The President's Award for Youth Empowerment, South Africa.

Two shorts, The Robertson Challenge and Finding Ubuntu/Townships Heroes, from that project will be screened at the UK Pavilion in Cannes on Thursday at 1 pm. …

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