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

Watch all 5 episodes of Shine’s IAWTV-nominated digital series “The Election Effect” on

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The Wrong Light Screening for Non-Profit Staff

UK-based charity Safe Child Thailand hosted a screening of our film The Wrong Light for staff to “see the effect that the use of false stories had had on those whose names and images had been used to solicit donations online under false pretenses” and “highlighted the duty of care we have to vet the standards of our partners in Thailand…”

Shine Global 2017 Annual Report

Shine Global’s new films and programs had a powerful impact in 2017. The Annual Report details the change we created for children around the world, and the achievements of our latest films that continue to screen globally! You’ll also get a sneak peak of our upcoming projects along with an overview of how we intend to use these films/series to create real-world impact.

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

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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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