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Title Our Colonial Hangover Media TV
Entering Organization De Familie Film & TV Country/Region Netherlands
With a black-painted face and a slightly clownish outfit, Black Peter walks along with Santa Claus. This traditional character is essential to Christmas in the Netherlands but has become an issue which divides society. Is Black Peter a hangover of racism from the colonial age? Or is he an innocent custom in a traditional event? This program attempts to reveal hidden discrimination which has been handed down from the colonial age. In this program, an interviewer freely offers a microphone to people and the camera shoots people's behavior toward a black person who breaks bicycle locks in a park. And then the program posed a question: Isn’t Black Peter in the Christmas march a mark of hidden discrimination in your mind?

Pre-school Category
(The Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Prize)
Title Design Ah! - Episode #85 Media TV
Entering Organization Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)
NHK Educational Corporation
Country/Region Japan
Industrial design, graphic design, fashion design, character design, architectural design and lighting design—there are designs all around us. Their aims are to make things easier to use and to enhance their beauty and pleasure by capturing and improving their essences. Japan’s most renowned designers and musicians gathered together for Design Ah! From the viewpoint of design, they reexamine things which we take for granted and express their insights through novel video art techniques and music. This program’s aim is to take a step further to inspire a sense of design in children and adults and also to show how design is interesting.
Primary Category
(The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Prize)
Title Teacher X - Hello! Mr. Mayor Media TV
Entering Organization Public Television Service Foundation (PTS) Country/Region Taiwan
Li Hui-jen, a documentary filmmaker, goes to an elementary school classroom in Taipei for a special class. Li gives the excited but anxious students a task: Fight against something you think is unreasonable. As their target, they choose Taipei city’s milk campaign, which is designed to tackle calcium deficiency. Among the pupils, it is notorious for interrupting class hours and their free time. The children take action to request that the city authorities review the campaign. At first they fret over blunt telephone communications and cry bitter tears when they try to contact local councilors and research organizations. Finally they succeed in getting an appointment with the mayor in person. Civic or democracy education sounds difficult but there is a lesson to learn about how to face society starting from thinking that something is unreasonable.
Youth Category
(The Minister of Foreign Affairs Prize)
Title The Dictator Media TV
Entering Organization Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company (UR)
Art89
Country/Region Sweden
How would you react if your civil rights were taken away from you? How would you feel if you were forced to live in a society that prohibits your free travel? In this program, eight young people attempt to live for eight days under a dictator's orders. Prize money of 100,000 Swedish krona to the winner is their incentive. The eight prepare themselves and arrive at the venue but the dictator gives them stern orders from day one. They are only allowed to bring certain things into this closed society: no phones, no computers. Are cosmetics allowed? Shampoo? Toilet paper? Each person has their own claims about what they need. The program gives us a picture of an anti-democratic society where freedom is taken away completely and inspires us to think about what democracy is.
Lifelong Learning Category
(The Governor of Tokyo Prize)
Title Our Colonial Hangover Media TV
Entering Organization De Familie Film & TV Country/Region Netherlands
With a black-painted face and a slightly clownish outfit, Black Peter walks along with Santa Claus. This traditional character is essential to Christmas in the Netherlands but has become an issue which divides society. Is Black Peter a hangover of racism from the colonial age? Or is he an innocent custom in a traditional event? This program attempts to reveal hidden discrimination which has been handed down from the colonial age. In this program, an interviewer freely offers a microphone to people and the camera shoots people's behavior toward a black person who breaks bicycle locks in a park. And then the program posed a question: Isn’t Black Peter in the Christmas march a mark of hidden discrimination in your mind?
Creative Frontier Category
(The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Prize)
Title The Power Factor Media Website
Entering Organization Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company (UR) Country/Region Sweden
It is easy to say "democracy," but it’s a complex topic that can be difficult for young people to grasp. So prior to the Swedish election in 2014, the Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company developed The Power Factor, a cross-media-production, consisting of TV programs and a website for young adults. Targeting 16- to 22-year-olds, its game mechanics provide a fun way to learn about democracy in the classroom or at home. Six color blocks representing each theme such as “Compare with others’ opinions,” “What you can do for society” and “Quiz” make the website easy to use. It deserves attention for its game mechanics that not only tell the rules of democracy but explain what democracy means for young individuals.

The Japan Foundation President’s Prize
An excellent work that encourages mutual understanding among nations and races or contributes to cultural exchange
Title Nowhere To Call Home: A Tibetan in Beijing Media Film
Entering Organization Stories That Matter Ltd.
Tripod Media
Country/Region United States
China
A Tibetan widow, Zanta, confronts her autocratic father-in-law when he denies her son an education. She escapes to Beijing with her seven-year-old son hoping to find a school. Struggling as a street vendor of Tibetan jewelry and fighting discrimination against Tibetans, she manages to find a school for her son with an American woman’s help. However, when they return to their Tibetan village for the New Year holiday, the family feud heats up. The father-in-law tries to keep the boy. From Tibet to Beijing, and again to Tibet, her journey never ends. She suffers from discrimination against women in her village, and from discrimination against Tibetans in Beijing. This documentary film captures Zanta’s search for peace.
The UNICEF Prize
An excellent work that promotes understanding of the lives of children in difficult situations
Title How Ky turned into Niels Media TV
Entering Organization IKON Country/Region Netherlands
Doing mischief, running around outside and a lot of football practice: these activities make Ky really happy, but she has also been unhappy for years because she has a girl’s body. Last summer, Ky finally managed to tell her parents that she wants to become a boy and would like to have a different name: Niels. Together with her friend Tibor, who experiences the same distress, they come out to their new school class that they are transgender children. Who are you? How can you be yourself? The program poses these questions by documenting a girl’s conflict and her courage in trying to overcome it.
Special Jury Prize
Title Children of the Holocaust Media TV
Entering Organization Fettle Animation
BBC Learning
Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association
Country/Region United Kingdom
A family evacuated from Germany to Prague, then to the Netherlands and finally immigrated to the United Kingdom. From Poland to the UK, a boy was forced onto trains provided solely for refugee children. This program presents six remarkable stories of survivors of intense Nazi oppression who managed to make it to the United Kingdom. A combination of thoughtfully designed animation and on-camera interviews vividly depicts this tragedy from the past. This program was created as an aid for children learning about the holocaust in secondary school. It promotes discussion about World War II events but also offers opportunities to think about prejudice and discrimination. Also it helps adults consider how to treat children in harsh circumstances.

The Hoso Bunka Foundation Prize
Title Donkeybook Teaching English
Country/Region Colombia
Entering Organization Animatropo
Content This proposed program is an animation based on a real story about a schoolteacher named Louis. In the program, Louis' team of his library-bearing donkeys Alpha and Beto, a nine-year-old girl named Luchi, and a six-year-old boy named Pipe, share adventures in the world of a secret library. The aim of the program is to enhance and entertain children in rural areas who have few opportunities to learn English as a second language. The target age is six- to nine-year-olds. Through nature, culture, and the familiar music of Columbia, this program aims to help children learn English without stress.

The National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan Prize
Title Nature: My Teacher
Country/Region Bangladesh
Entering Organization Aguan Society (ASO)
Content Let’s find the letters Y and V in fork-shaped branches, and O and W in a rickshaw, a common vehicle in Bangladesh. If you put stones on the ground, you can make any alphabet letter with them. Many letters are hiding in the nature. This proposed program aims to teach basic English to children living in rural poverty where English learning materials are not available. Animation and the voice of Mr. Alam, a teacher, will maintain children’s interest for 30 minutes. Another aim of the program is to give general knowledge about daily life.

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