Shine Global gives voice to children and their families by telling stories of their resilience to raise awareness, promote action, and inspire change.

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2018's Top 5

So much happened in 2018 – it was hard to pick our top 5! Thank you to all of our supporters who made this possible – and more to come in 2019!

Liyana Red Carpet Premiere

Liyana’s Red Carpet Premiere was Tuesday October 9th in New York City. Executive Producer Thandie Newton joined the filmmakers and three of the film subjects on the red carpet. The film opens in NYC on October 10 with more theaters across the country in the coming weeks.

Shine Global to Honor Sunny Hostin at 4th Annual Gala

Sunny Hostin, the Emmy nominated co-host of The View and the Emmy-winning Senior Legal Correspondent for ABC News, will be awarded the inaugural Shine Global Beacon Award for her commitment to children at Shine Global’s 4th Annual Gala on October 24th in New York City.

Tre Maison Dasan to broadcast on PBS's Independent Lens in Spring 2019

The feature-length documentary Tre Maison Dasan will broadcast on PBS’s ‘Independent Lens’ in Spring 2019.

The Election Effect Wins Best Doc Series at IAWTV Awards

Shine Global’s digital series “The Election Effect” won Best Documentary Series at the 2018 International Academy of Web Television Awards.

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About Us

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.


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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.

The Election Effect

The 2016 Election was unlike any we’ve seen in modern history. In its wake, a group of award-winning documentarians set out to chronicle what the results meant to students around the country. The result: The Election Effect, a five-part documentary series that showcases life for the next generation of voters. More Info

Tre Maison Dasan

Tre Maison Dasan is a story that explores parental incarceration through the eyes of three boys. Following their interweaving trajectories through boyhood marked by the criminal justice system, and told directly through the child’s perspective, the film unveils the challenges of growing up and what it means to become a man in America.
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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.
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