DREAMING NICARAGUA is a film about HOPE. It's about love for the dignity and courage of the human spirit that, even immersed in uttermost tragic conditions, fights for a better life, and in... See full summary »

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DREAMING NICARAGUA is a film about HOPE. It's about love for the dignity and courage of the human spirit that, even immersed in uttermost tragic conditions, fights for a better life, and in this case, with a friendly SMILE. DREAMING is a sensitive and lyrical portrayal of four children living in extreme poverty in Nicaragua. The film takes us beyond their hardships and gives voice to the youngsters, who are surprisingly funny, hopeful, and optimistic. A traveling art teacher provides a safe arena for our four unlikely protagonists to express their innermost thoughts. When painting, the kids momentarily escape the stresses of their reality into a world of dreams and ideas, a stark contrast to their lives outside: a vicious cycle of hunger, child labor, and violence. Despite the extreme circumstances, the children and their families face their lives with an inspiring unity, strength and humor. Written by Anonymous

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8 May 2010 (Netherlands)  »

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Oneirevomai ti Nicaragua  »

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Each child shows their reality with no script. Truly touching!
22 September 2011 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

From the point of view of the spectator, you become part of the scene forgetting there is a camera. It's incredible to see how all the characters in the film feel comfortable with the camera and are able to show themselves naturally. The spontaneity is unique and emotive. The children transmit strong messages of their reality that come through with humor and dignity. Despite their precarious life, they are able to smile, laugh, and believe in love and in the hope that dreams come true. We all dream and wish for a better world; this film shows a reality in Nicaragua, but this reality is in many parts of our world. It shows negative aspect of the human nature that many struggle to get away or accept it in resignation. Everyone should watch this movie and become aware and more sensitive to such realities.


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