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Every Child

Every Child

| 6 min

This animated short follows an unwanted baby who is passed from house to house until he is taken in and cared for by two homeless men. The film is the Canadian contribution to an hour-long feature film celebrating UNESCO's Year of the Child (1979). It illustrates one of the ten principles of the Declaration of Children's Rights: every child is entitled to a name and a nationality. The film took home an Oscar® for Best Animated Short Film.

  • director
    Eugene Fedorenko
  • animation
    Eugene Fedorenko
  • producer
    Derek Lamb
  • script
    Derek Lamb
    Patrice Arbour
    Bernard Carez
  • camera
    Robert Humble
    Richard Moras
    Jacques Avoine
  • sound
    Normand Roger
  • voice
    Les Mimes électriques
    Patrice Arbour
    Bernard Carez


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Ages 12 to 17

Civics/Citizenship - Human Rights
Ethics and Religious Culture - Ethical Values
Family Studies/Home Economics - Food and Nutrition
Health/Personal Development - Human Growth and Development
Social Studies - Law

Begin by researching the Year of the Child and the Declaration of Children’s Rights. Identify Janusz Korczak and describe his role in establishing rights for all children. Examine the rights of children as established by various world agencies, beginning in 1924. Why are such safeguards necessary to protect children? Visit the following website: Compose a personal response to what is written there.

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