July 24, 2006

NEWS: Acehnese children show documentaries (INDONESIA)

Acehnese children show documentaries

JAKARTA: Thirty-three Acehnese children have created 14 documentary films
about their daily lives after 2004's devastating tsunami.

Produced with the support of the United Nations Children Emergency Fund
(UNICEF) and under the supervision of award-winning Indonesian filmmaker
Riri Riza, the children made films telling of their lives in temporary

UNICEF said the documentary films were part of a project to realize the
United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child. "It is clearly stated
that every child has the right to know and be cared for by his or her
family," Unicef said. The films will be screened in 24 locations across
Aceh. A behind-the-scene documentary about the making of the films was
broadcast by Metro TV on Sunday. --JP




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