CID’s third video competition is now over, and the judges have reviewed all the videos. As a reminder, the instructions were to show that listening is how intercultural dialogue starts, in 90-120 seconds, on video.
1st prize goes to Israel Arcos, who was studying Mathematics at Hostos Community College when he submitted this video, now enrolled at Hunter College in New York, studying Computer Science for his BA. He is originally from Ecuador.
Title: The Power of Learning
Description: “I wanted to make a video that conveys the importance of listening due to the communication struggles I had when I came to the United States three years ago. Listening has been a critical part of my life since I realized that just paying attention to what a person has to say can open many doors. Active listening leads to establishing deep connections with others because it allows us to dive into the life of the other person in the most subtle way.”
There were first, second and third place winners, and an award of excellence. Each of these is being highlighted in a separate post, as they warrant our attention. My thanks to the judges of the competition, professionals who made time to review student videos. Thanks also to all the competitors, who took the time to really think about how listening is where intercultural dialogue starts, despite the pandemic.
Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue