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

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The Election Effect Nominated for Best Doc Series by IAWTV

Shine Global’s digital series “The Election Effect” has been nominated for Best Documentary or Educational Series by the International Academy of Web Television.

Meet our 2018 Summer Interns

Meet our 2018 Summer Interns: Medina Bakayeva, Kate Greenberg, Demi Moore, and Shaden Safieddine Tazi. Shine is lucky to have two of them returning from the Spring and all four bringing their passion to working with us this summer.

Save the Date: Oct 24, 2018 - 4th Annual Gala in NYC

Notes from Susan: Separating Children From Their Parents

Before co-founding Shine Global I worked with teens as a social worker. Many of the kids in programs I ran had either lost or never known a parent and every one of them was impacted by this negatively.

Liyana Swaziland Premiere and Festival Update

LIYANA’s Swaziland premiere was a fabulous success! It was a very special weekend kicked off by a reception and screening at Movie Zone generously hosted by the U.S. Embassy Swaziland. The next night was a sold out public premiere with all proceeds going to the LIYANA Education Fund.

Tre Maison Dasan Festival Update

Tre Maison Dasan will be screening on June 14th and 17th at AFI DOCS in Silver Spring. MD and Washington, DC.  It also recently screened at the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey and at IFF in Boston where the film won the Karen Schmeer Award for Excellence in Documentary Editing.

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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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