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


Shine Global's 3rd Annual Gala

Thank you to the more than 150 people who attended Shine Global’s 3rd Annual Gala on October 11, 2017 in New York including 10 recent Shine Global filmmakers!

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Shine Global 2016 Annual Report

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.

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Shine Global Response to Ending DACA

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.

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Meet Anne Prost, Shine's new Chair of the Board

Anne Prost is Shine’s new Chair of the Board and brings a dedication to children’s rights and a belief in the power of film to the role.

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The Wrong Light Review Highlights

The Wrong Light had its theatrical run in New York City at the Cinema Village and in Los Angeles at Laemmle’s Monica Film Center this month.  Click here to see pictures and read highlights of reviews of the film.

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Who we are

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.


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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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.
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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