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Video: Worldwide youth express themselves in 60 seconds

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The OneMinutesJr project gives young people between 12 and 20 years of age from many corners of the globe the opportunity to express themselves, speak out and learn audiovisual skills to communicate across borders, languages and distances through 60 second videos.

The OneMinutesJr project results from the joint effort of the European Cultural Foundation, the One Minutes Jr. Foundation and Unicef, as well as other partner organizations. On their website, you can browse through years’ worth of one minute videos from different countries, some sent in by individuals, others are results from workshops where youth are taught the skills to write, film and edit their ideas.

These short videos portray the concerns, ideas and dreams of youngsters from many different backgrounds, and give us a window into their daily lives. For example, from Poland, Ludmila Kierczak makes a video explaining who she is. To view the video, please click on the image below to go to the OneMinutesJr site.

Who am I by Ludmila

In Bangladesh, Mobasshera Tarannum Adiba illustrates a couple of articles from the Convention on the Rights of the Child. In the video, I want Freedom, she touches on Article 12: Children have the right to have their views heard and their voices should be respected and Article 16 which states that every child has the right to privacy.

From Mongolia, Tuvdenjamts (Tuvden) Altankhyag illustrates the right every child has to their own culture:

And in this next video, Simone Tonge from Antigua and Barbuda, exercises her right to freedom of expression in Confessions of a Female Adolescent:

Ibrahim Ide from Niger illustrates the right children have to a family that loves them and protects their rights in With or Without:

For more one minute videos, you can check out the main site for the project at TheOneMinutesJr.org or you can visit the UNICEF One Minutes Jr. Channel on Youtube to see many other 60 second videos created by youth on the topic of Childrens’ Rights.

3 comments

  • youth consisting of lawers, doctors, students make the majority of the nation. The majority that has been unfortunately silent since the war on extremism began. This majority needs to raise it voice in form of campaigns and media support is required highly. Once this voice is raised a difference will be experiences immediately. International recognition would be soon given to this. The world should also know that Pakistan has a lot more then just negative aspects and the media is one form this can be portrayed at its best.

  • Unless and until the youth of Pakistan will nto raise a voice against terrorism the mission can not be achieved. Each individual of this country has a responsibility to fight terrorism I believe. The media has to come in here and make this voice prominent amongt the world.

  • I like this idea of the 60 second. I want to urge the media to start off something of this sort in Pakistan too where the youth can come up who have been silent lately and can speak about extremism and how to push it away from Pakistan. the old times in which there was no extremism in Pakistan the economy was much better. We want those old times back if we try with the help of media.

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