Behind the Sunset: a film produced entirely by children participates in an international film festival

Thursday 30 April 2015

Under the Child Rights Governance sector program funded by the Swedish Post Code Lottery, an initiative about teaching children how to film a movie on child rights violations was implemented in Lebanon with the collaboration of Save the Children Sweden office and the Stockholm Junior Film Festival.

A short film was produced under the title 'Behind the Sunset' and participated in the Stockholm Junior Film Festival. The film was entirely produced by six Lebanese and six Palestinian children with the support of the NGOs Nabaa and Alef under the umbrella of Manara Network, Save the Children’s partner.

(A scene from the short film)

The children highlighted their right to play in safe spaces, their right to access health services, and their right to be protected from violence, abduction and organ trafficking.

(click on the image to watch the short film)

The young producers had the opportunity to travel to Sweden from the 12th to the 17th of April and present their film at the Junior Film Festival.