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Children's Rights Alliance: UNCRC Film

By Children's Rights Alliance

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The Children’s Rights Alliance will be gathering, training and mentoring a group of young people, and working alongside them to create a short film to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ireland’s ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

This film aims to explore the effects of the UNCRC in Ireland, help raise awareness of key developments in children’s rights since Ireland signed up to the convention in 1992, and will explore the issues still affecting young people in Ireland today.

The voice of the child is a key piece in the UNCRC, which will be reflected and represented by the team of young people who will shape the direction and content of the film, appear in the film, and help behind the scenes in film production and editing.

The Children’s Rights Alliance is also very excited to be working with a well-known Irish TV presenter on this film project. Watch this space for more details very shortly.

The Children’s Rights Alliance is a coalition of over 100 organisations working to secure the rights and needs of children in Ireland, by campaigning for the full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. We aim to improve the lives of all children under 18, through securing the necessary changes in Ireland’s laws, policies and services.

We need your support to help fund this project, specifically the cost of a professional production company. In order to produce a high quality film, but more importantly to give the young people involved the best experience possible, we will be paying a professional production company.

By being part of this project you will be supporting the vision of young people in Ireland today, giving them the opportunity to explore what it means to be a young person in Ireland, and the opportunity to voice their opinions and ideas. It will also give the young people involved a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-known and experienced television presenter and a professional production company, and to learn and develop skills in interviewing, film development, direction and production.

Filming will begin in December 2012, and the film will be completed and launched February 2013.

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Film Premiere

We are very excited to announce the premiere of our short film ‘Do Children’s Rights Matter?’ at 1.45pm on Friday 15 November in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle. The film will be introduced by Ella McSwenney, RTÉ broadcaster, and followed by a presentation by the young people involved in the project. We look forward to welcoming all our fantastic fund:it donors to the launch, to show you the film you helped produce. Please RSVP to rachel@childrensrights.ie or 01 6629400, if you have not already done so.

Filming complete

We've had two fun and exciting shoot days for our film, and now have some fantastic footage. We were very lucky to avail of St Patrick’s University Hospital’s campus as a shoot location for the two days, the staff were very welcoming and helpful, and the team had a great two days. You can see our young people’s team in action, here’s some photos from our first filming day: http://on.fb.me/18KSzA5 We are now moving into the final stage of film production. We have lots of great footage and are aiming to create 8 minute film, so it’s going to be tough to edit it down! We will be launching the film in September, and will let you know as soon as possible the date and venue for the launch. Thanks again to all our supporters, we couldn't have done it without you!

Project underway

Many thanks to all our donors for your support of our film project, ‘Do Children’s Rights Matter in Ireland? A Young People’s Perspective’. We are delighted to let you know that the project is underway and progressing really well. We are working with a fantastic group of 23 young people, aged from 15 to 18 years and from a diverse range of backgrounds. The young people have brought amazing insights and imagination to the project. We have held four workshops over the last two months, during which the group has identified key themes, undertaken research, and developed a detailed plan and storyboards for the film. To get a sense of the fun (but hardworking!) atmosphere check out the fantastic photographs on our Facebook page: please click here. Filming is due to start in May and will be completed in June. The project is providing the young people with a unique training opportunity in children’s rights and film production, improving their life skills and employability. Feedback from the group has been extremely positive to date. We are very excited to be collaborating with leading TV broadcaster Ella McSweeney (RTÉ and BBC) and film producer and director Paula Williams (RTÉ), who are working with the young people to help them shape their ideas and creativity into a powerful and engaging film. Due to individual scheduling conflicts, our timeline has been re-jigged and so we are now planning to launch the film at the end of the summer. We will, of course, keep you updated on the film’s progress, and give you plenty of notice as to when you can expect to receive your Fundit rewards. A big thank you again to all our donors for all your support. Your generous donations have truly made this exciting project a reality. You have helped create the space for our young people to learn, share, and create a film. We believe this film will have a knock-on impact on thousands of children across Ireland and help raise awareness about children’s rights.

funders (103)

There are 90 public funders of this project


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