theoneminutesjr
2012 workshops


1: 2012 workshops overview
2: Baku, Azerbaijan (5-9 March 2012)
3: Kolasin, Montenegro (26-30 March 2012)
4: Antananarivo, Madagascar (2-6 April 2012)
5: Yerevan, Armenia (9-13 April 2012)
6: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (16-20 April 2012)
7: Bucharest, Romania (14-18 May 2012)
8: Tarawa, Kiribati (29 May - 2 June 2012)
9: Dushanbe, Tajikistan (26-30 June 2012)
10: Pittsburgh, USA (2-7 July 2012)
11: New York, USA (10-14 July 2012)
12: Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan (3-7 September 2012)
13: Calarasi, Moldova (17-21 September 2012)
14: Odessa, Ukraine (3-7 October 2012)
15: Prey Veng, Cambodia (27 November-1 December 2012)
16: Lahore, Pakistan (3-7 December 2012)


The oneminutesjr. returned to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in the United States for its fourth summer workshop in five years. This time around the theme was “Who Am I?” and the youth participants were tasked with telling stories about their lives, their experiences and their viewpoints.

The workshop was led by video artists Salome Lamas and Vivian Wenli Lin and brought together 14 young filmmakers aged 12-17 from across the Pittsburgh area. After discussing ideas, the teams set out to film in various locations from their homes, to a city pool (welcome on a 100 degree F day!) to a hospital. Stories ranged from a political zombie tale to showcasing passions (dancing, baking, music, transforming clothes) to personal documentaries about illness.

The youth filmmakers not only contributed to the visual look of their films but also the soundtracks. Some designed sound collages as their backgrounds while others recorded themselves playing instruments such as violin and banjo.

The final films premiered at a Saturday evening red-carpet screening in the auditorium of the Children’s Museum to an audience of friends and family.