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About Shine Global

What do we do?

Shine Global is a non-profit media company. We produce inspiring films and compelling content about at-risk children. Through tailored distribution and outreach, we connect with our audiences in communities, classrooms, museums, and on capitol hill as part of a powerful engagement campaign to encourage social change.

What issues do we explore?

Since our founding in 2005, Shine Global has taken action on child labor, child abuse, and child soldiering, shared moving stories about the effects of war, parental incarceration, undocumented immigration, and homelessness on children, highlighted the power of music, dance, and sports to overcome intolerance. In all its films, Shine Global celebrates children’s resilience.

Our passion and hard work have been rewarded:

check_markOur films have won more than 50 major awards, including an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short Subject for Inocente and an Academy Award®-nomination for War/Dance.

check_markMore than 2 million viewers have seen our films on platforms such as MTV, EPIX, Netflix, iTunes, and DVD as well as in theaters, schools, and community organizations.

check_markWar/Dance was shown to members of Congress shortly before the passage of the Child Soldiers Protection Act of 2008

check_mark1 Way Up convinced a London community council to invest in a BMX track for youth

Shine Global’s Mission

Shine Global gives voice to children by telling stories of their resilience to raise awareness, promote action, and inspire change.


Shine Global is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to Shine are used to produce our films and are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.