The final cut of the Voices of Children documentary, told entirely from the perspective of young children, is now released worldwide. The 24-minute movie, produced by GSE Associate Professor John Nimmo and his team of eight international colleagues, is the culmination of a project by the Working Group on Children’s Rights at the World Forum Foundation.
Nimmo is an author and professor of early childhood education in the PSU Curriculum and Instruction Department. This is his second year at PSU, where he teaches in the Early Childhood: Inclusive Ed and Curriculum and Instruction online master’s degree program. Nimmo also researches connections between young children and the broader community. His home base is Australia, and his scholarship has taken him to many countries around the world.
What people are saying
“The film offered poignant examples of children’s competence and life experiences around the world. The film reflects the children’s perspectives beautifully and powerfully.”
“Wonderful, touching comparison of universal rights important to children as stated by children and unique messages from individuals. Fascinating!”
“Very profound! Experiencing what the children’s messages were about, regardless of which continent. What happens to be their daily worries and struggles in order to just survive and thrive in their environments. Loved having the children share their heartfelt honesty and opinions!”
The World Forum Foundation is a nonprofit group organized in response to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The United Nations General Assembly adopted the UNCRC in 1989 to guarantee children civil and political, as well as economic, social, and cultural rights.
The Voices of Children film is available for free streaming or download in English and Portuguese, and soon in Spanish, French, and Chinese. For more information and discussion tools, visit: https://worldforumfoundation.org/voices-of-children.