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.