Trailer of Uncommon Heros
Taddy Blecher: CIDA

Sustaining our Global Future Film Series

All Films TBC.

Film selection is subject to availability.

Films shown will highlight some of the key issues pertaining to each UN Observance given below. We screen new ideas for change and moving forward and where possible we screen stories about youth raising awareness to these issues.

All films have been selected specifically to appeal to an audience of school students at year levels 7-12 unless stated otherwise.

Bookings essential as places are limited
For more information and booking enquiries please contact:
Susan Rooney-Harding
0418 833 304
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Please refer to the list below for specific information regarding movies offered on the following dates:

Term 3 program dates

11th July:
World Population Day
9th Aug:
World Indigenous Day
12th Aug: International Youth Day
21st Aug: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and It Abolition
8th Sept: International Literacy Day
21st  Sept: International Day of Peace

Term 4 program dates

16th Oct:
24th Oct: World Development Information Day
16th Nov: International Day for Tolerance -
20th Nov: Universal Children’s Day
1st Dec: World Aids Day

Universal Children’s Day

20th November

Session Duration: 36.11 min

Roots of Empathy

Duration: 9.54 min

Roots of Empathy is an award winning, evidence-based classroom program that has shown dramatic effect in reducing levels of aggression among schoolchildren by raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. The program reaches elementary schoolchildren from Kindergarten to Grade 8. In Canada, the program is delivered in English and French and reaches rural, urban, and remote communities including Aboriginal communities. Roots of Empathy is also delivered in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.

Challenge Day

Duration: 15.00 min

Challenge Day's vision is that every child lives in a world where they feel safe, loved and celebrated. Since 1987, Challenge Day has inspired hundreds of thousands of youth and adults. We have led Challenge Days in 450 cities, 39 U.S. states, and 5 provinces of Canada, Japan, Germany, and Australia.

Severn Suzuki Rio Summit UN Address

Duration: 6.42 min

Born and raised in Vancouver, Severn Suzuki has been working on environmental and social justice issues since kindergarten. At age 9, she and some friends started the Environmental Children's Organization (ECO), a small group of children committed to learning and teaching other kids about environmental issues. They travelled to 1992's UN Earth Summit, where 12 year-old Severn gave this powerful speech that deeply affected (and silenced) some of the most prominent world leaders. The speech had such an impact that she has become a frequent invitee to many UN conferences.

From India with Love, Friends without Boarders

Duration: 5.15 min

This exciting short film shows how a simple idea grew quickly into an authentic children's movement. This effort has brought an enormous impact both in India and Pakistan, and serves as a model for "a new way to peace" throughout the world – utilizing the natural goodness of children.

Media Links:

Teachers Planet

Unitied Nations Cyber School Bus

United Nations Human Rights

Amnesty International


** Follow your passions, and success will follow you ** Nothing in life is stacked against you in your life except your own thinking ** When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth ** Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at ** Every youth owes himself and to the world to make the most possible out of the stuff that is in him ** A man in the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, nothing else ** You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is enough! You must take action ** All achievement is the triumph of persistence **