theoneminutesjr
2010 workshops


1: Suva, Fiji - January 18-22, 2010
2: Juba, Sudan - March 2010
3: Kampala, Uganda - February 2010
4: Mitrovica, Kosovo - April 26-30, 2010
5: Dushanbe, Tajikistan - May 14-18, 2010
6: Kyiv, Ukraine - June 7-11, 2010
7: Gisenyi, Rwanda - June 11-5, 2010
8: Guba, Azerbaijan - June 28 - July 2, 2010
9: Pittsburgh, USA - July 5-10, 2010
10: Mexico City, Mexico - October 1-5, 2010
11: Luang Prabang, Laos - November 18-22, 2010

From 15 to 19 February, young people from across Uganda gathered in Kampala for the oneminutesjr. workshop. The kids came from 5 different districts, some as far as a 7 hours drive, to the National Theatre, where the workshop was held.

The workshop theme was “Alive, Safe and Learning” and the young people were asked what make them feel alive and safe and what was important in keeping them learning. Education turned out to be a strong common subject, with many kids telling stories about having/not having school fees to attend class.

Video artists Su Tomesen and Salome Lamas taught the participants camera skills and helped them film and edit their videos. On the evening of the final day, a public screening was held in the auditorium of the National Theatre. The children's images filled the huge movie-theatre-sized screen and viewers were impressed with the youth-made work.

After the screening, many members of the audience got the chance to ask the participants questions about their films and why they made them. One man asked Michael, the director of “Someday I’ll be a Pilot” the question: “Why do you want to be a pilot?” 15-year-old Michael answered, “I come from 7 hours drive away. Wouldn’t you want to be a pilot too?”