OneMinutesJr workshop on Violence against children in Georgia - Day 4by Chris Schuepp
TBILISI, 16 May 2013 - On the fourth day of the workshop the participants have to hurry to get their films finalized. Only one more day and their films about Violence against children have to be ready.
Checking the first drafts at the editing desk - UNICEF / Chris Schuepp / 2013
Time flies and it's already the penultimate day of the workshop. Again, some of the participants took the cameras home to shoot extra footage there. One participants, Irakli (17) helped others with the filming and now also wants to do the editing. The trainers also had a long night yesterday filming with one group in the Tbilisi metro and then capturing the complete footage from Day 3 from the cameras onto the laptops.
Several films are in the making today. Sandro (16) goes with his team of actors and cameramen to an apartment block where he wants to film in the stairways. His film is about a boy seeing a scene of domestic violence and not knowing what to do and how to help. The film ends with the words "Make the right choice - call for help" and the number of a helpline.
Also still on the to-do-list ist Nana's video. The 16-year-old girl has talked to a small boy and a father who will act in her film. It's about a boy who hides under the bed from his violent father. The ironic title of this OneMinutesJr video will be "There are no monsters under the bed".
In the afternoon we go out to the Gldani district in Tbilisi, a poorer region about 45 minutes by bus from the center of the Georgian capital. Tako's film starts in a ramshackle house where an old woman asks here grandson to get her some medicine. The boy then gets bullied by a group of older teenagers who take his money and leave him on the sidewalk. This story does not have a happy end, but many of the other films end on a more positive note and offer solutions or at least give hints on how to make the children's lives better.