by Romina Concha Sepulveda, ITTF Foundation Consultant
Directed by Dan Jackson, Sport and Society is the category in which the nomination has been made, the video illustrating the involvement of the International Table Tennis Federation in social development projects all around the world.
“Introducing the ITTF Foundation” contests the prize “Guirlande d’Honneur 2018” or “Mention d’Honneur 2018”.
“I’m thrilled to be shortlisted for the FICTS Festival. The film represents a snapshot of some of the fantastic ongoing work of the ITTF Foundation; I believe that this is a validation of their efforts.” Dan Jackson
At the same time, the video “Dream Building with Refugees in Za’atari”, published by the ITTF Foundation has been preselected in the category “Documentary”.
The video shows how table tennis is used in Za’atari as a tool for social change and is able to increase co-operation and strengthen social cohesion between Syrian refugees and Jordanian people.