Vlad’s is one of 15 “OneMinutesJr,” by young Ukrainian filmmakers made over the course of a 5 day workshop sponsored by UNICEF in Kiev, Ukraine. Working with professionals to learn exactly how to tell their stories about HIV/AIDS through film, Vlad and his cohorts produced these 60 second snapshot of their lives. Their work will be featured this week at the International AIDS Conference
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While most Americans were sitting by the pool, standing by the grill, or making plans to watch fireworks this Fourth of July, four teens from North Miami Senior High School represented the youth of the United States outside of the historic arches of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. And against this backdrop of ancient Roman ruins, young Pulkit Agrawal, Emmanuella Louisdor, Daniel Morales and Kefhira Pintos stood alongside a giant papier-mÃƒ¢chÃƒ© ear. Calling themselves the “Global Pioneers,” the students took advocacy to new heights. Sound odd? Well, I assure you, there’s a perfectly good explanation.
As tourists passed by this extraordinary juxtaposition of stone and paper and chicken wire, the teens wrote down the thoughts and suggestions they’d like to share the world leaders attending this year’s G8 Summit in L’Aquila, Italy. Under the watchful eyes of teacher Ms. Stephanie King, the students expressed their concerns regarding the global economic crisis and its impact on the world’s children, the poor, and the environment. And they weren’t alone. The Americans were joined by another 40 or so young people representing other G8 countries
This is part three of a three-part series on UNICEF photography workshops for kids.
A camera can be a key to the future.
For the children who have participated in UNICEF’s photography workshops, the act of taking pictures not only empowers them to tell their own stories
This is part two of a three part series on UNICEF photography workshops for kids.
Kids in the developing world and in crisis situations are no strangers to cameras. Often, as they’re lined up for water or navigating the debris of war, there are photojournalists on hand to document their plight. The images that result, though captured with the best of intentions, often emphasize the great gap between the children pictured and us, the viewers.
While recruiting my sister and her two sons to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF this year, she made a great comment: “Of course we’re going to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. My kids need to learn about the world they live in, not gorge themselves on candy!”
Make Halloween count by getting your kids involved in something bigger and more meaningful than a bag full of candy
We’ve heard from our four young people who are representing the United States at the Junior 8 Summit, shadowing the G8 summit in Japan. Here’s their third blog posting, written by Manogna, who represented the United States when meeting with the G8 leaders.
Today was an interesting day. It was the day we were all waiting for! The nine representatives of the J8 delegation, including me, left an hour earlier than everyone else to get ready for the meeting with the leaders. During this meeting, we went over possible answers to various questions that could be asked and the basic schedule that we needed to follow.
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