In 2017 UNICEF introduced the UNICEF Child Rights Film Festival on the six Dutch Caribbean islands. In 2020 the second edition will take place. By making a short film, children learn about their rights in an interactive and creative way.
With a professional film coach, children write a script and act in their own film. This way children can voice their own opinions and ideas. And at the same time work on competences as creativity, self-confidence and team work. During festive premiers teachers, children, family and friends can watch the films on a big screen. The jury at the premiers selected the school with the best film. The winner will go to the regional final in Bonaire.
“I really enjoyed the project, because I got the chance to have a part in the film. I also learned more about the Rights of the Child”Theoni Wigley (12)
With their film Ezjel, primary school Strea Briante won the first edition of the UNICEF Child Rights Film Festival.
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By participating in the Film Festival, children become more aware of their rights and have a better understanding of what it entails for themselves and for peers worldwide. The combination of children's rights training in the classroom, creating a film, the competition element and the festive finals makes children's rights much more accessible and understood by children and adults.