Europe: Which Children Matter

Every morning, in the moment just before we wake, we are all the same.

Then, like the clothes we wear, our identities begin to fill in:

Boy, girl, man, woman, child, teen, adult, senior. Doctor, painter, driver, accountant, manager, teacher, student.French, American, Czech, Latino, British, African, Roma, European.

In September 2015, our first waking moment stayed the same — but what came next began to change.

People seeking refuge from war and poverty are on the move, Europe is shaken by terrorist attacks, the people and their leaders react…

Imagine waking up one day and that moment of sameness does not fade. Unaware of divisions, you start out on your way…

Everyone you meet is concerned with identity — “Who are we?”, Who are they?”

Europe: Which Children Matter? explores a question that should not exist.

Are you going to send your six-year-old to be the guinea pig…?

If the health and success of a society can be measured by the wellbeing of it’s most vulnerable minority, how are we doing?

You have only two options.

One is, just hang in there….watch your child suffer and be ashamed…or give in…

Five-year-olds, six-year-olds, being instructed by their Mommies and Daddies “Stay away from that person. Don’t play with that person.”

In this time of change, what do we most need?

Who are the teachers who are able to awaken and transform those children who would otherwise be forgotten?

Is education the driving force behind maintaining democracy?

We ask who we are, so that we can become better…

Who are we?

Where are we going?

Europe: Which Children Matter?

“Europe: Which Children Matter?” explores a question that should not exist.

The film explores the discrimination some children in Europe face, as well as the successes of inclusive, multi-ethnic, multicultural learning environments in which all children, regardless of background, thrive.

Support The Project

Help support the post-production and outreach phase of ``Europe: Which Children Matter``

Sponsors

This film has been supported in part by

The Foundation Open Society Institute

in cooperation with the Roma Initiatives of the Open Society Foundations

The Council of Europe

Dosta! campaign

for fighting stereotypes against Roma

Disclaimer: “The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the Council of Europe.”

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