TRANSFORMING CHILDREN’S LIVESTHROUGH FILM
Shine Global gives voice to children by telling stories
of their resilience to raise awareness, promote action and inspire change.
We are pleased to share Shine Global’s 2016 Annual Report with you. 2016 was one of Shine’s busiest years with The Wrong Light and The Eagle Huntress reaching their first audiences. Thank you to every one of our board, staff, filmmakers, interns, donors, sponsors, film subjects, social media fans, and community partners for making this all possible.
By now anyone who has read or listened to the news knows that the Trump administration is ending the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program that risks the fates of more than 800,000 young adults brought to the US as children. We have the opportunity to resist this action and we must take advantage of it.
Who we are
Shine Global is a non-profit media company. We produce inspiring films and compelling content about at-risk children. Through tailored distribution and outreach, we connect with our audiences in communities, classrooms, museums, and on Capitol Hill as part of a powerful engagement campaign to encourage social change.
Shine Global aims to harness the power of documentary film as a dynamic force for positive change by creating a full outreach and engagement campaign for each of our films.
Our Latest Films
Shine’s mission is to give voice to children by telling stories of their resilience to raise awareness, promote action, and inspire change.
In this documentary/animated film, a talented group of orphaned children in Swaziland collaborate to write an original African tale about Liyana, a girl on a dangerous quest. Inspired by the children’s darkest memories and brightest dreams, their fictional character’s journey reveals parallels between her fate and that of the young storytellers. Produced in Association with Shine Global.
The Wrong Light
In The Wrong Light, a charismatic activist leads a globally-regarded NGO that provides shelter and education for girls rescued from brothels in Northern Thailand. But as the filmmakers meet the girls and their families, discrepancies begin to emerge and the story takes an unexpected turn.
The Eagle Huntress
This film follows Aisholpan, a 13 year old nomad girl, as she prepares to take on the all-male, all-grown-up world of Eagle Hunters at the annual Festival in the snow-capped Altai Mountains of North West Mongolia. More Info