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OneMinutesJr workshop in Azerbaijan - Day 2

© UNICEF / Chris Schuepp / 2010
Getting ready for the filming: Narra from Baku with a camera on the second day of the worshop in Azerbaijan.

The second day of a OneMinutesJr workshop looks pretty much the same wherever we deliver a training. We continue the discussions with the children from the first day and decide together with them, which direction their films will take.

However, since we had a relatively late start yesterday, these discussions take much longer today. Also, we are at a summer camp with 100 children and there are constant changes to the "line-up" - kids who wanted to join us yesterday go back to their other workshop groups and new children join the film workshop.

Elvin (14) had made up his mind after he did not really know last night what he wants to film. Now his story is clear: A father drinks heavily and beats his son. The boy leaves the house and wonders whether the father loves the vodka bottle more than himself.

© UNICEF / Chris Schuepp / 2010
Elvin wants to become a filmmaker.

Mehriban (13) just joined the workshop today. She has diabetes and wants to make a film about it. She has been injecting insulin for a long time already and thinks it's perfectly normal. She is going to make a "scary movie" with a girl in the dark and a needle... Only to have the light on the next second and smile into the camera, saying: "No way, not what you're thinking. It's just insulin, I have diabetes and that's nothing bad at all."

In the evening, we finally manage to go out of the Guba Olympic Complex and shoot the first couple of films. Ramila (16) is worried about the smaller and the bigger wars on out planet. We organized three big world maps and now we throw matches on the maps while the camera is running. Ramila has already finished here voice-over text which will give her personal account of how she sees the world around her.

Guba, Azerbaijan - June 29, 2010 - Chris Schuepp





Daily Diary from the OneMinutesJr workshop in Azerbaijan


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