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Video catalogue

Early Childhood (State of the World's Children 2001)

Tape number: 372

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Type of production: Advocacy, Documentary Short, Educational/Classroom Resource

Subject: Early Childhood Development

Audience: General audience

Production year: 2000

Duration: 7 minutes

Language versions: English, Spanish, French,

Countries: Chechnya, Jamaica, Cuba, Bangladesh

Producer: UNICEF


Summary: Every year 129 million babies begin an extraordinary developmental sprint - from defenceless newborn to pro-active three-year-old. Because of the critical importance of the first three years in shaping a child's life, we face this fundamental choice: either invest in children before the age of three, or put all our futures at risk. The crucial role of early investment in children and families is brought home by unique footage from around the world - Chechen children in the midst of war; three-year-olds in inner-city Johannesburg; a tiny baby and his sixteen-year-old mother in Jamaica; schoolchildren in Cuba; pregnant women in Bangladesh. This powerful seven minute video narrated by Jeremy Irons for UNICEF calls on governments and communities everywhere to shift resources to children's earliest years.

Price: $500 Beta, $500 VHS

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