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OneMinutesJr workshop in Pristina - Day 3

PRISTINA, 2 October 2013 - The third day of the OneMinutesJr workshop in the Innovations Lab Kosovo brings a lot of action with the camera both inside the venue and outside in the streets of Pristina. 

It is cold today and the temperatures don't make it beyond the 10 degrees Celsius mark during the day, but Suher (18) is still running through the streets in jogging gear and a t-shirt. He runs down a flight of stairs full of garbage, makes push-ups near a trash can and runs along highways and through dark alleys. 

Urban workout session in Pristina - UNICEF / Chris Schuepp / 2013

If you want to do sports in Kosovo as a young person, your options are limited to say the least. Especially when it comes to outdoor recreational facilities, the status quo is more than depressing. Suher is the main actor in Valeriana's film today and while he is running, he listens to the radio where the Minister of Culture, Youth & Sport promises a better future. In the end Suher has a simple question: "When? When will all this change? This century or next century?"

Back in the Innovations Lab a lot of vitamins are waiting for us. Arber (20) has bought a bag full of oranges and apples. Now the particpants get creative and build a miniature university and the oranges and apples come alive. With stop-motion Arber and the others create a short film about nepotism and how some young people have easier access to education and jobs in Kosovo just because they have relatives in important positions.

"It's good to be an orange in some places" - UNICEF / Chris Schuepp / 2013

Off we go again into the streets to get a shoe-shine! Lorik (17) has brought some friends who will act in a film about child labor. The story is simple: A boy works the streets of Pristina cleaning other people's shoes. On a large outdoor screen he sees a politician talking about getting young kids off the streets and into the school system. A few days later the young boy actually goes to school, but the story has a surprise ending...

In the evening we finish the filming day after shooting a number of other films with a visit to the bell tower. From up there, Suher now shoots his own film about his hobby, astronomy. His film is very symbolic with the stars in the sky and on the European flag, both seemingly close through the telescope but far away in reality.





OneMinutesJr workshop in Pristina


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