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.
From The Eagle Huntress poster in the French metro to the Liyana festival premiere where the kids flew on an airplane for the first time – 2017 has been quite a year for Shine! We’re proud to have brought The Wrong Light to US audiences, shining a light on the topic of misrepresentation in the charity industry; joined the film Tre, Maison, Dasan about parental incarceration; and began a new documentary in which teens’ work is used to train police officers. And we couldn’t have done it without our supporters!
Pflugerville High School has been named one of the “nicest places in America” as the students go out of their way to show compassion to others.
Congress cannot seem to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Plan despite bipartisan support.
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.
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.