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  • Vientiane: U.S. Embassy Cosponsors Documentary Film Contest

    The US Embassy and the Luang Prabang Film Festival are teaming up to give local filmmakers a chance to show their passion and skill via the American Film Week's short documentary film contest. The winners will have the opportunity to have their films screened at the American Film Week October 1‐5. Submissions for the contest are due no later than 29 September 2014. For more information, message the embassy on Facebook.  Embassy Vientiane on Facebook »

  • Ashgabat: Embassy Kicks Off Month-Long Film Festival

    For the fourth year in a row the U.S. Embassy will hold its Summer Film Festival, bringing some of American cinema’s best works to theatergoers in Turkmenistan.  This year, the event has been expanded and will show five different movies in a record seven cities across the country. In another first, Turkmens themselves decided which films to screen by voting for their preferred options online and in person at the Information Resource Center in Ashgabat and at the American Corners in Dashoguz, Mary, and Turkmenabat.  

  • Yaounde: AWEP -- Women Reshaping Africa

    Caroline Kendem was always "very much attracted by fashion." Kendem, CEO of Rouge Papaye Lingerie, will be traveling to the U.S. in August as part of the African Women's Entrepreneurship Program, a State Department initiative aimed at increasing African trade regionally and to U.S. markets, and boosting African businesswomen's capacity to improve their communities. AWEP will bring 40 women to Washington and will include a visit to a trade fair where the entrepreneurs can network. 

  • La Paz: Bolivian University Officials to Visit U.S.

    Six university officials will travel to the United States for three weeks in July in a program sponsored by the State Department and the U.S. embassy, which aims to deepen their knowledge of the characteristics of U.S. higher education. 

  • Minsk: Reminder to U.S. Travelers

    U.S. citizens visiting or residing in Belarus are required to register with the local office of the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Ministry of Interior (formerly OVIR) within five business days of arrival. U.S. citizens who are staying in Belarus no more than 5 business days (plus a weekend) are not required to register. 

  • Muscat: U.S. Citizen Services Hours During Ramadan

    The Islamic holy month of Ramadan began on Saturday, June 28. During Ramadan, American Citizens Services hours will be available by appointment only between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday and between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. 

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