Theoneminutesjr. is a video initiative that highlights and celebrates the diversity among youth around the world.
The youth-produced 60-second videos illustrate the power of the visual arts to transcend cultural and geographic borders.
Theoneminutesjr. gives 12-20-year-old youngsters, especially those who are underprivileged or marginalised, the opportunity to have their voices heard and to share their ideas, dreams, fascinations, anxieties, and viewpoints with the world.
The process equips the young filmmakers with the fundamental skill of self-expression that is needed to participate fully in society.
The intimate nature of the videos allows the viewer close – despite of geographical and cultural borders.
Theoneminutesjr. is truly an international initiative. More than 1,500 youngsters from 70 countries have taken part in the program.
Theoneminutesjr was initiated in 2002 by The European Cultural Foundation, The One Minutes Foundation and UNICEF in order to develop new tools for youth empowerment and social change.