You Know Me: Children tell us who's not in school and why in MENA

In late 2014, UNICEF MENA commissioned a short film, You Know Me, about why the region’s children are not in school. Shooting took place in Jordan and Morocco, and the film will be used to raise awareness and advocate for policy changes and greater investments in education. Many of the children who appeared in the film were themselves not going to school. The film is also available in Arabic and French.

“[The whole experience] proved that if these kids are given something to do, and a little respect, they can actually make something of their lives. That’s why we are making this film.” - Youssef Alaoui (filmmaker, Wired Video)

Read some of their real life stories in the You Know Me booklet.

Available are also behind the scenes 'making of' videos on three themes: conflictdropout and girls. Watch these videos in English, Arabic or French to hear the voices of children and youth about their real life experiences.

Wired Video films You Know Me with out-of-school children. © UNICEF 2014/Few