theoneminutesjr
2009 workshops


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)



In June 2009, youth from around Africa will meet for the African Youth Summit to debate issues facing their continent, especially food security and the decline of agriculture. In conjunction with the summit, UNICEF conducted a group of oneminutesjr. workshops that would address these issues, making films that will be featured in the summit media campaign and the African Youth Summit itself.

In Dakar, Senegal, 15 young people from the excellent youth arts organization "Falia Edition" joined the ranks of oneminutesjr. participants. Meeting with the children daily at the Goethe Institute, artists Vivian Lin and Taatske Pieterson made learning fun and producing exciting.


Some kids took the theme very literally - Ibrahima Khalil Kane asked people on the street "what's more important - money, food or land?" for his film "L'aide." Others approached it with humour, like Coura Mbengue, who made a musical about working at a boulangerie and giving out bread to the hungry.

The final films were presented in a packed screening at the Goethe Institute. First the kids presented a drama they wrote and produced. Then the premiere of their films and giving out of certificates. Finally, many attendees asked to screen the films a second time, as they were so impressed with the work.