(ANS – San Salvador) – After almost a year of preparation, the wait for the "Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival" award ceremony ended on November 19 at Turin. A total of 1,686 films were received from 116 countries around the world in many different languages. In the category "Short films upto 1 minute" 93 videos arrived, while in the "Animated Short films of up to 1 minute" 28 videos arrived in which two young people from Central America were among the winners, one in each category. Daniel Flamenco, a past pupil of the "Santa Cecilia" School in El Salvador, won the first place in the category "one-minute short films" with his video "Corazón Azul"; and María Nazareth Castillo, a student of the "CEDES Don Bosco" from San José - Costa Rica, won the third place in the category "one-minute animated short films" with her video "El sol".
(ANS - Dili) - The worldwide screening of the “Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival” was scheduled for 18 and 19 November 2021. This was also the case in East Timor, where the Social Communication Office involved and gathered the students of St. Peter's Institute, accompanied by their teachers, the representatives of the National University of East Timor, and the young people of the youth centers based in Díli, to attend a special screening of the DBGYFF.
(ANS - Utrera) - On Saturday 20 November in Utrera, the Regional Federation of Past Pupils of Don Bosco of the Southern Zone of Spain concluded the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Past Pupils. Fr Joan Lluis Playá, Central Delegate of the Rector Major for the Secretariat of the Salesian Family, attended the programme. The Rector Major himself, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, joined the celebrations through a video.
Democratic Republic of Congo – Fr Martoglio: "This region has the right to a great future"
(ANS - Goma) - As part of his visit to the Province of Central Africa (8-19 November 2021), Fr Stefano Martoglio, Vicar of the Rector Major, gave an exclusive interview in Goma to the newspaper JAMBO VIJANA, a magazine for the youth of the Salesian Presences of Don Bosco of the East Delegation (AFC-EST).
Italy – Birth Centenary Conference on Ven. Fr Giuseppe Quadrio, SDB
(ANS - Turin) – On Saturday, 27 November, a conference will be held on the figure of the venerable Salesian Fr Giuseppe Quadrio in the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Theology of the Crocetta in Turin on the occasion of the centenary of his birth.
RMG – “How Don Bosco greatly inspired people and developed a personal and effective relationship in educating the young”
(ANS - Rome) - The third of the ten monthly articles presented by the General Councillor for Social Communication, Fr Gildasio Mendes, on the theme "Don Bosco and the Digital and Virtual Reality", deals with yet another peculiar aspect of the communication of the Saint of Youth, namely, on how he was able to inspire so many people thanks to the development of meaningful personal relationships. Here is Fr Mendes' reflection: