Since 1989, 20 November has been celebrated as International Children’s Day by the United Nations (UN) in order to raise the rights violations against children to the agenda. Emphasizing the problems of children on this special day, director Zehra Karahan’s International Journalists Association e.V. (IJA) sponsored short film ‘Rise to Your Childhood’ will also be screened.
The premiere of the film will be held in the program of the Association Gemeinsam für Herne. Afterwards, Sabine Schildknecht, UNICEF Recklinghausen manager, will give a speech on children’s rights. Participation in this program organized by the association, which aims to publicize the rights of children to people, invite them to be more sensitive about this issue, and also find ways to coexist Decently and peacefully in a multicultural society, is free of charge, but it requires registration from email@example.com address.
In this short film, where the magical atmosphere of the theater adds originality, the story of a depressed and hopeless young man who faces his own childhood is the subject. The film examines the childhood traumas and inner world of the protagonist, who was despised in his childhood and never reconciled with himself, and references are made to the troubles, pressures, abuses and other negative conditions experienced by children, prompting the viewer to think about their own childhood.
The director of the film, Zehra Karahan, who was born in Augsburg, Germany and studied Film Production at the SAE Institute, gave brief information about the film:
“I want to use my profession, knowledge and experience to defend human rights. This time I wanted to address the issue of children’s rights. We tried to do the best we could with our small budget. My purpose of making this film is to expose the atrocities committed against children and to touch on the psychological dimension. I am happy if I achieve my goal.”
Premier Address: Filmwelt Herne Berliner Platz 7-9 44623 Herne