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OneMinutesJr workshop in Suva, Fiji - Day Five

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Teenagers at the Fiji workshop with their certificates of participation

Fiji, 22 January 2010 - The final day of the OneMinutesJr workshop in Suva, Fiji, has come and we are finishing up with the editing of the films. A few more voice-overs need to be recorded, some extra footage is shot and titles are finalized so everything is ready for the presentation at 2 p.m.

When the projector is started, all participants, some friends and UNICEF staff from Suva are thrilled to see all 19 films back-to-back. The variety of topics is amazing and every film-maker gets his or her applause from the group.

Dr. Isiye Ndombi, the UNICEF Representative in Fiji, has also come to watch the films and he is very impressed with what he sees. "I think we have discovered a lot of talent here this week and I also think we need to have more conversations with you, the young people in our country. There are lots of messages in your films and we have to pass these messages on now on all levels of society."

With this, the workshop in Suva concludes and the participants soon have to go back to school. For the trainers, it has been yet another eventful and interesting workshop week. What stays is the impression that every single child has a story to tell and that the OneMinutesJr project is an exciting and unique project that enables the young people to do exactly that: Speak out!

Suva, Fiji - January 22, 2010 - Chris Schuepp

Watch some more of the films from the OneMinutesJr workshop in Suva, Fiji





OneMinutesJr workshop in Fiji


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