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SHINE nominated for SEED-Awards

[Berlin/Mossuril] The women's cooperative SHINE, a project supported by Breaking the Ice and the Teran Foundation has been shortlisted by SEED, the pre-eminent initiative working at grassroots level to direct tailor-made capacity building and networking support to selected social and environmental entrepreneurs.


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Restoring, launching, appealing - L.I.F.E. is alive and kicking

Restoration of the L.I.F.E. offices, funded by Swiss Development Corporation, began in February and will be completed in April. A film club will open in the premises in late April, as a precursor to the festival in August. Breaking the Ice is launching an appeal for technical equipment - projectors, speakers and amplifiers - to help the project get up-and-running. Please get in touch if you would like to help!


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SHINE - the women introduce themselves

We have been asked a couple of times why we help the women of Mossuril setting-up their business. We have launched a crowd funding campaign to show the women that their efforts are appreciated. But why are they getting into the spirit of cooperative enterprise? Why are they out there to make a difference to their lives? Some answers you will find in these brief testimonials. See the video and let them speak for themselves.


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SHINE - a soap cooperative for real and for reel

[Berlin, 26 November 2013] Breaking the Ice has launched a crowdfunding campaign for SHINE, a soap cooperative in northern Mozambique. Bestselling novelist Lisa St Aubin de Teran makes a personal appeal for the initial equipment and set-up of the soap cooperative run by seven women in Mossuril, near the former capital and UNESCO Heritage site, Ilha de Moçambique.


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International Day of Peace

A day for wide-scale community action, and a day for UN agencies and aid organisations to safely carry out life-saving work.

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L.I.F.E. Facebook page online

[Berlin, August 2013] The Facebook page will inform about the ongoing development of the projects of L.I.F.E. -- from Media4Development Lab to the first L.I.F.E. festival. The fanpage will be the place to discuss and comment on what's happening around L.I.F.E. and the streets of Mossuril. As the picture shows: star potential is already there.

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L.I.F.E. - the first open-air screening

[Mossuril, 6 July 2013] The very first L.I.F.E. screening of a movie in Mossuril was attended by some 100 people. They saw "A Ilha dos Espiritos" (2010) by Licinio Azevedo, about neighboring Moçambique Island - a small island with a great history. The film shows what the Mossuril cinema-viewers know and recognize: winding streets full of life, small palaces, churches, the massive fortress.


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