‘Save Kids Lives’, made by movie director Luc Besson, is a powerful film calling for safe journeys to and from school for every child.
Luc joined the #SaveKidsLives campaign to highlight the dangers facing millions of children around the world in their daily journey to and from school.
The film was launched for International Walk to School Day but First News Live! is has joining up with Formula 1 organisation, the FIA, for Road Safety Week 2016 (21-28 November) to remind you to take care on the roads. We want to deliver the message that all children must have the right to walk to and from school free from road traffic danger, this week and every week.
Filmed on location in South Africa and France, the film – co-funded by the FIA and the FIA Foundation – contrasts the journey to school of children in both countries, and the different, but real, risks both face. The aim of the film is to raise awareness of the 500 child deaths and many thousands of serious injuries every day on the world’s roads. We want to join the FIA to encourage wider support for action to put in place measures to reduce this daily number. The film asks people to sign the ‘Child Declaration for Road Safety’ of the #SaveKidsLives campaign, put together after talking to children around the world. www.savekidslives2015.org