1: Munich, Germany (February 2-6, 2009)
2: Malacca, Malaysia (February 4-8, 2009)
3: Dakar, Senegal (April 2-6, 2009)
4: Cape Town, South Africa (April 4-8, 2009)
5: Kyrgyzstan (April 27 - May 1, 2009)
6: Dhaka, Bangladesh (May 31 - June 4, 2009)
7: Berlin, Germany (May 2-5, 2009)
8: Astana, Kazakhstan (July 8-12, 2009)
9: Niamey, Niger (July 25-29, 2009)
10: Donetsk, Ukraine (August 17-21, 2009)
11: Christ Church, Barbados (August 25-29. 2009)
12: Straseni, Moldova (September 7-11, 2009)
13: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (September 24-28, 2009)
14: Hanoi, Vietnam (October 22-26, 2009)
15: Budva, Montenegro (November 2-6, 2009)
16: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (November 16-20, 2009)
The Mongolian National Broadcasting Company (MNBC) graciously hosted the first Mongolian oneminutesjr. workshop in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. MNBC is quite dedicted to children's programming on their stations, including having youth reporters and presenters, so it was a natural fit to work with them to conduct a video workshop for young filmmakers.
The workshop theme was Children's Rights, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The 18 participants chose an article from the CRC and had to express it in a creative way. Subjects ranged from cruel punishment to the environment, from children being allowed to grow and prosper to the right for self-expression. Artists Kristina Kersa and Judith Leysner helped guide the young filmmakers to produce their videos.
The final screening was held at the cultural center and was attended by friends and family, who celebrated with the new filmmakers at a reception following the films.