The OneMinutesJr. is a video initiative that highlights and celebrates the diversity among youth around the world. Workshop participants produce videos of sixty seconds that are positive and powerful examples of the way visual arts works as a communication tool across cultural, geographic and national borders.

VIDEO: Watch "Save," a one-minute video created at the 2013 Libya workshop by Muhammed Rabia Abdullah, 15.


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The OneMinutesJr. 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.  The truly an international intiative: more than 3150 youngsters from 97 countries have taken part in the programme since its inception.

The OneMinutesJr.brings together 12-20 year-olds for 5-day workshops where the youth are taught basic camera and directing skills, story-telling, teamwork and how to think creatively about issues and representation.  Each participant develops his/her own story based on the workshop theme produces a sixty-second video that is screened at the conclusion of the workshop. 

The OneMinutesJr. was initiated in 2002 by The European Cultural Foundation, The One Minutes Foundation (linked to the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam) and UNICEF in order to develop new tools for youth empowerment and social change. In 2010 it became a sole partnership between UNICEF and the One Minutes Foundation.  Though it began in 2002, UNICEF has been working hard to expand it over the years into the global initiative it is now.

Where the OneMinutesJr. have been:

2003: Hungary, Georgia, N-Ireland, Morocco, Germany
2004: Kyrgystan, United Kingdom, Romania, Iceland and Macedonia
2005: The Netherlands, Moldova, Ireland, Turkey, Serbia, The Maldives, Barbados
2006 : Germany, Bulgaria, Finland, Ireland, Lebanon, Albania, Austria, Serbia, Latvia, The Maldives, The Netherlands
2007: Turkey, Norway, Jordan, Serbia, South Africa, Togo, Turkmenistan, Philippines, Democratic Republic of Congo Uzbekistan, Spain, UAE, Russia, Slovenia, India, Israel, Slovakia
2008: The Netherlands, Armenia, Germany, Bosnia, Egypt, Israel, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, USA, Burundi, Finland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Greece, Romania, Ireland, Turkmenistan, Nigeria, Poland
2009 : Germany, Malaysia, Egypt, Senegal, South Africa, Kyrgyztan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Niger, Ukraine, Barbados, Moldova, Mongolia, Vietnam, Montenegro, Papua New Guinea
2010 : Fiji, Uganda, Southern Sudan, Kosovo, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Rwanda, Azerbaijan, USA, Montenegro, Moldova, Mexico, Belarus, Laos
2011: Madagascar, Ghana, Germany, Mozambique, Haiti, USA, Albania, Bulgaria, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, India, Montenegro, Bosnia
2012: Azerbaijan, Montenegro, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Romania, Kiribati, USA, Tajikistan, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Cambodia, Pakistan, Madagascar
2013: Libya, Ukraine, Vietnam, Armenia, Madagascar, Georgia, Mexico, Montenegro, USA




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