Luang Prabang, Laos: UNICEF's One Minutes Jr Video Clips Screened in the Open Air
One of the most interesting components of the Luang Prabang Film Festival was the One Minutes Jr. program. Fifteen young students from Laos participated in filmmaking workshops held in Vientiane, Laos. By the end of the workshops each student had produced a simple one minute digital short. Each short was screened on an open air movie screen on the opening night of the film festival.
Oneminutesjr videos are sixty-second videos made by young people (between the ages of 12 and 20) from all over the world. Time may be limited in a oneminutesjr video (this challenges the youngsters to form their ideas clearly), but not the freedom to express oneself creatively, which is the basic right of every person.
The oneminutesjr network is a non-commercial community without any set political belief or ideology. The network gives young people, especially those who are underprivileged or marginalised, the opportunity to have their voices heard by a broad audience. To share with the world their ideas, dreams, fascinations, anxieties and viewpoints.
All the oneminutesjr video clips screened at the Luang Prabang Film Festival are available for viewing online at www.theoneminutesjr.org.