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Our Films

Galen Film produces social documentaries with a focus on children’s human rights. Over the past 15 years, we have produced a trilogy of films that focus on the causes and best practice solutions to child labor, children on the streets and chronic poverty. We also advocate for children before government agencies, on campuses, at conferences and through our participation in a unique online community, MEDIA VOICES FOR CHILDREN.

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Produced over a seven year period, STOLEN CHILDHOODS has been called the definitive global view of child labor. Filmed in eight countries and narrated by Meryl Streep, the film has been released theatrically in the U.S. and shown all over the world.

“Harrowing, but hopeful” (Dana Stevens, The New York Times)

© U. Roberto Romano

RESCUING EMMANUEL tells the story of a 13 year-old street boy from Nairobi, Kenya whose name, ironically, means “God with us.” Emmanuel will not be ignored, and his personal story is a window into the life of 100 million children like him who live and die on the streets.

“Absolutely inspiring” (Armand Pereira, International Labour Organization)

© U. Roberto Romano

THE SAME HEART From a father of eight who lives on less than $1 a day to Bill Gates, from a social worker in Kenya’s most notorious slum to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, from an Irish nun supporting hundreds of AIDS orphans to a busy coffin-maker, from Princeton ethicist Peter Singer to current leading economists, to seven Nobel Peace Laureates…THE SAME HEART is an essay on extreme poverty’s effect on the world’s children, with solutions for their futures from some of the world’s most insightful minds.