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Forgotten Children: The Story of Haiti's Restavecs featuring George Nozuka

Synopsis: Exploring the impact of harmful child labour in Haiti, “Forgotten Children: The Story of Haiti’s Restavecs” is shown through the eyes of a Canadian UN peacekeeper, pop singer George Nozuka, Haitian youth filmmakers, and former working children. Learn about the history of Haiti and the impacts of harmful child labour around the world. See the changes under way to help improve the lives of children.

Learning Impacts for students:

  • Increased understanding of global issues impacting young people (i.e., poverty, harmful child labour and child rights)
  • Increased understanding of the history of Haiti and present issues affecting the country
  • Increased appreciation for other cultures
  • Insight on how to take initiative in creating change in their own communities.

Target audience: This DVD and accompanying Teacher's Resource kit is designed with a high school classroom in mind.

Ordering the DVD:

  • If you're an educator who would like to use this DVD in your classroom, you can order it along with the accompanying Teacher's Resource Kit, without cost, by completing this order form.
  • If you're a student, you can recommend the resource to you teacher. It may be particuarly useful for social studies, history and geography classes, although other classes including performing arts and english may also work.
  • If you're a fan of George Nozuka, the DVD along with bonus features, will be available in stores (HMV, Walmart, CD Plus, Music World, amazon.ca, Target, and Archambault) on November 25th. Some of the proceeds from the sale of the film will go towards supporting Plan's child rights work.

To talk to George directly about his trip, you can reach him on his myspace page

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