What starts out as a seemingly pleasant family video project turns into a powerful reminder of the effects of war and how the loss of innocence can shatter the fragile minds of our world’s children.
Save the Children UK has been fighting for the rights of children since the early 20th century, when Eglantyne Jebb and her sister Dorothy Buxton decided that direct action and campaigning were needed to end the British blockade against Germany and Austria after the Great War had ended. Children in cities like Berlin and Vienna were starving and disease was widespread. The Save the Children Fund was set up at a public meeting in London’s Royal Albert Hall in May 1919. From that day on they have raised funds to provide relief to children suffering from the effects of war.
“When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.” – Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
“If we are to teach peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.” – Mahatma Ghandi
“I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, “Mother, what was war?”” – Eve Merriam