This is a 45min Documentary film Directed by Chiara Sambuchi, produced by ZDF/Arte released by Lavafilm, just aired on the Arte TV channel in France and Germany. I have seen most of all the olpc related videos and documentary films that have been avaiable on the Internet during these past 4 years that I have been updating my video-blog at http://olpc.tv, this may be one of the best, most awesome and most beautiful Documentary films on the olpc project yet made.
French version titled: S’instuire pour 100 dollars:
If you are a TV Producer or a Documentary Film Festival organizer, you should contact the makers of the film at http://lavafilm.com/en/p_laptop.html to discuss the broadcast and distribution of this film.
If you understand French or German you should watch it now, before Arte.tv removes it from their website! I hope these links work for olpc fans worldwide. We have to wait for Lavafilm.com to communicate on the eventual availability of the English language version (and without the French or German dubbing on all the English language interviews).
8 min documentary about the 2nd pilot test in Ethiopia. Testing at 2 primary schools with 2nd grade students, Sep-Dec 2007.
Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi has confirmed (last November) his commitment of giving 50,000 laptops to Ethiopia. The importance of the funding is its exemplary nature - it is model for other European countries and the EU itself to follow.
Nicholas Negroponte has recently said in an Interview that a Give 1 Get 1 program for Italians to donate more laptops to Ethiopia was under consideration to be launched very soon. Perhaps the program could even provide a second donated laptop by the Italian government as a donation matching encitement. So for perhaps 300€, Italians will give 1 to Ethiopia, the government will match the donation with another to Ethiopia and 1 laptop will come to the Italian person who donated. The exact way the donations are considered in Italy has not been detailed but this is how I expect it could happen.
As for OLPC in the UK could also be initiating a Give 1 Get 1 program very soon sending laptops to children in Iran.