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Watch our range of films that will help show why some children are institutionalised, the impact to them and their parents through separation, the systems that need to change and what Lumos is doing to support families and reform care systems.

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"What's happening across the developed world is, disaster hits and families are immediately pulled apart. We'll take those children from you - now imagine that, in the wake of a disaster, that people come to you and
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Warwick Davis meets children who have been reunited with their families
"I would have never dared to dream of having brothers and sisters." Warwick Davis meets Olga, who left life in an institution to be reunited with a family
29/09/2016

Warwick Davis meets children who have been reunited with their families and asks them how they feel about their new life outside of an institution. 

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Warwick Davis: Transforming inclusive education in Moldova
22 children are now attending Lumos' Inclusive Education Unit in Moldova - and 15 of these children are going to school for the very first time.
29/09/2016

Warwick Davis visited Moldova earlier this year to see how your support is changing lives in Moldova - and how you can go even further to support vulnerable families with #WeAreLumos Worldwide.

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Warwick Davis: A family reunited
Join Warwick Davis as he meets the Ciurlan family - separated needlessly because of disability, but reunited with Lumos' support.
29/09/2016

"It's so much better at home, because, you know, home is home. Your child is beside you, you see them, cuddle them, take care of them, dress them". See more from Warwick's journey in Moldova. 

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Warwick Davis: Your support is changing lives
Warwick Davis has visited Lumos' work in Moldova to see for himself why children need families and not orphanages.
29/09/2016

"There are still far too many children in orphanages around the world and, we need to change that." Join Warwick Davis on his journey through Moldova with Lumos. 

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Evanna Lynch Visits Haiti
"Without a family, and without love, children can’t be children."
28/09/2016

Lumos Ambassador Evanna Lynch travels to Haiti in a new film - and learns why 30,000 children there so desperately need families, not orphanages. 

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Bonnie Wright Visits Haiti
Join Lumos Ambassador Bonnie Wright as she journeys to Haiti with Lumos
28/09/2016

Bonnie Wright journeys to Haiti with Lumos to discover why so many children need families not orphanages - and why it's so important that we work to support them.

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Sonya's Story
"I knew that in the institution my child would not develop properly. He needed to be at home with me.”
05/07/2016

When Sonya’s baby was born in 2015, she was told by doctors that he would not be able to walk and that he should be placed in an institution 100miles away from her home in order to get medical treatment. Lumos worked

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Krushari was the most notorious and largest state institution in Bulgaria for children with severe and complex disabilities. Our latest film 'Closing Krushari' gives insight in to what life was like for young people

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Foster sisters Vendy and Verca attended the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum in October 2015. Watch here as they discuss inclusion and how they feel about disability in their own words.
 
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In October 2015, a delegation of six Lumos-supported self-advocates journeyed to the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris to raise their voices for children in institutions and promote the inclusion of all children. Watch

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Watch Lumos-supported self-advocates talking inclusion and deinstitutionalisation at the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris, 2015. #ChildParticipation #WeAreLumos

 

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Children need Families not Orphanages
An animation narrated by J.K. Rowling
14/02/2016
“A child’s life is so much more than the sum of its parts ‐ and the love a family brings holds everything together. From the very beginning, a child thrives on individual care and attention. A baby quickly forges a
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Watch Czech self-advocates perform their own devised piece Knock Knock, Anyone Home? to a captive audience and find out what motivates them in this short film. 

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Orphanages in Haiti
07/04/2015
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"To keep at home full-time it costs about 6-10 times less than keeping them in an institution". Georgette Mulheir explains why institutional 'care' is a growing problem in Haiti.

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"I would like to tell you why there should not be institiutions" - A film created and written by our Lumos self-advocates. 

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In February 2015, Lumos presented at the Zero Project Conference on independent living and political participation in Vienna, alongside a team of self-advocates from

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A group of Lumos’ self-advocate children from Moldova, who had themselves experienced institutionalisation, answered these questions by creating this short film, ‘A home for a new life’. This powerful film tells about

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Behind the Walls
08/11/2014
25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Lumos explodes the myth that orphanages are full of orphans. Our new film, Behind the Walls reminds us of the desolation of life in institutions and orphanages. In the film,
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