UNICEF, the European Cultural Foundation and the One Minute Foundation initiated the OneMinutesJr in 2002. The goal is to develop new tools for youth empowerment and social change. In 2010 it became a sole partnership between UNICEF and the One Minute Foundation. Together the partners organize workshops worldwide. While the One Minute Foundation provides the equipment, artistic facilitators and technical support for the network, UNICEF takes the lead with the conceptual and logistical coordination of the trainings and the dissemination of the final products.
Greenwich International Film Festival will donate a portion of its proceeds to benefit this worthy cause
Overview: The OneMinutesJr is an international, arts-based initiative that gives children and young people, especially those who are underprivileged or marginalized, the opportunity to have their voices heard and to share their ideas, dreams, fascinations, anxieties and viewpoints on the world. The OneMinutesJr process equips the young filmmakers with the fundamental skill of self-expression that is needed to participate fully in society, in line with the promises made to them in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The videos produced by the young participants are freely accessible on the website www.theoneminutesjr.org