Microsoft won the Gold Award for best Corporate Documentary in the category “Innovations and Sustainable Technologies”, for “The First Mile” at the Deauville Green Film Festival which took place in Deauville, France, on 9th – 11th of June. The judging panel included filmmakers from the BBC, Discovery Channel and The National Geographic. The film was written and presented by Steven Duggan, Director, Worldwide Education Strategy for Microsoft Corporation, and directed by Ian Campbell from RGI Films.
The short film, “The First Mile”, which evangelizes the genesis and evolution of the Literacy for Life program was produced to help increase global awareness of the Illiteracy challenge. Check out the video at https://vimeo.com/130187203. Congratulations to Steven and Ian on the achievement.
The services accessible at www.lit4life.net, created by Terawe, have now been used by teachers, students and educational organizations across the world to create and publish e-books in multiple languages. The Chekhov Story Author App, which has been available at no cost through the Literacy For Life partnership, was developed to help anyone create and share an original e-book with the world. Anyone can create their own Chekhov story by using the app, available here.