We the Children

An inspirational film about students’ perspectives on the Coronavirus Pandemic. Twenty-one students of different ages and backgrounds participated in this film.

  • Mark Leschinsky
    Tei Tei, The Lighthouse
  • Mark Leschinsky
    Tei Tei, The Lighthouse
  • Giana Gont
    Key Cast
  • Gary Leschinsky
    Key Cast
    Tei Tei
  • Barbara Leschinsky
    Key Cast
    Tei Tei
  • Adjo Kpedenou
    Key Cast
  • Madelynn Craig
    Key Cast
  • Nathaniel JJ
    Key Cast
  • Madison Frassetto
    Key Cast
  • Elham Dansi
    Key Cast
  • Lyndaura Freitas
    Key Cast
  • Varsha Narayanan
    Key Cast
  • Kayli Hung
    Key Cast
  • Rizaa Fazal
    Key Cast
  • Shanti Singh
    Key Cast
  • Claire Lee
    Key Cast
  • Saketh Maddali
    Key Cast
  • Aaron Chin
    Key Cast
  • Audra Bassin
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student
  • Genres:
    Documentary, History, Education
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 23, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    650 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 1080p, 60 FPS
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  • Film Color:
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Director Biography - Mark Leschinsky

Mark Leschinsky is a 16-year-old award-winning student filmmaker at the Bergen County Academies high school in Hackensack, NJ — a magnet public school in NJ.

Mark is also the founder of The Lighthouse Initiative — the first student-led nonprofit organization dedicated to democratizing filmmaking for teens globally. Through this initiative, Mark is on a mission to inspire and empower other young students to express themselves through filmmaking and experience the joy and power of being heard.

Contact info--

*Personal email:

*Student email:

*Mailing address:
79 McIntosh Drive
Mahwah, NJ 07430
United States of America

*Phone number:
(201) 615-4641

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