Albania: Violence through the eyes of young people
"What does violence look like, what does violence feel like? And how do we show it in a minute?"
These were the questions on the minds of 21 teenagers from Albania who met last week in the Marubi Film School to produce OneMinuteJr films on different forms of violence against children. Supported by UNICEF Albania, the teenagers and their trainers spent five days writing, filming and editing their stories. The films will open the national launch event for the global UN study on violence in the capital Tirana.
Violence has been a topic in a number of films produced since 2003 when the project began in the region. Here is another short selection of relevant films. You can many more resources on the OneMinuteJr project website.
The OneMinutesJr is a project supported by UNICEF and the European Cultural Foundation (ECF). It empowers and encourages young people (aged 12-20) in Europe and Central Asia to use their creativity in the production of one-minute videos.
For more information:
A photo essay on the video workshop and making of these videos (October 2006)
[View photo essay]
oneminute videos made by you(th): OneMinutesJunior website
Violence against Children: UN Secretary-General's Study (October 2006)