A Child’s War: Video in Second Life by Global Kids

“As part of an exciting new collaboration, Global Kids will work with 20 students at the Museum of Moving Image in Astoria, Queens during the 2006-2007 school year, on a groundbreaking digital moviemaking project. Students will have the unique opportunity to learn a variety of skills that will empower them to become critical thinkers, media producers, and global citizens. Participants will create their own virtual films in a supervised, teen-only area of Second Life (www.secondlife.com), a three-dimensional, interactive, animated online community. Students will examine important social issues and create their own animated films about them. Working with recognized experts and leaders in the field of online virtual environments, students will participate in digital culture in a hands-on, thoughtful way. At the conclusion of the year-long program, students will distribute their films on the Internet, showcase them at a museum film festival, submit them to youth-media festivals and organizations, and screen them at their schools.”Global Kids Website

The latest film to come from this collaboration is:

A Child’s War (6:43 mins)

Here are some resources for this film that were posted to the Global Kids website:

Resources on Child Soldiers

Here’s a link to the earlier piece summarizing topics the students were going to do their video segments on:

Global Kids PSAs on Digital Media, created in Second Life (5:51 mins)


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