ON THE SHOULDERS OF CHILDREN

A social impact documentary that explores practical solutions to concerns about young peoples’ wellbeing.

ON THE SHOULDERS OF CHILDREN

In these rapidly changing times how do young people gain the skills to navigate the new normal? A vitally important film in which we hear the diverse and fresh voices of young people who are aware that the future of the planet rests primarily on their shoulders and the visionary scientists, futurists and educationalists that are supporting them in their journey.

ON THE SHOULDERS OF CHILDREN,

Young Australians face unprecedented challenges in how they can prepare for the future in these rapidly changing times. ON THE SHOULDERS OF CHILDREN examines solutions, through the lenses of four Generation Z young people from diverse backgrounds 10-17 years, to the pressure-cooker world of 21st century life and the ways in which success is perceived, to enable young people to thrive.

The world’s current upheaval provides an opportunity to challenge the perceived wisdom and priorities of education and young people’s wellbeing. It is critical that we address the huge increases in mental health problems of young people and the widening education gaps, made significantly worse by the pandemic.

Along with the journey of the four young people, filmed over the last year, as they struggle to overcome their stress, anxiety, depression, the film explores three innovative schools who are challenging the conventional model of education to prepare young people to help them navigate a new era. Hear from the visionary futurists, wellbeing experts and educationalists from Finland, UK and Australia who have found solutions to support young people, from all walks of life, to thrive and flourish.

The vision of ON THE SHOULDERS OF CHILDREN is to

  • Inspire change so that children’s present & future well being & resilience is a key priority.
  • Get parents and society to change the way they view well being & resilience.

The benefits are

  • Improved wellbeing of children and future generations
  • Healthier more sustainable models of wellbeing more widely available to children and families from all social and economic sectors
  • Increased resilience of young people and their families.

ON THE SHOULDERS OF CHILDREN is seeking partnerships and contributions to make this film project possible.

Donations to the project are tax deductible in Australia.

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