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One Hundred Children Waiting for a Train (1988)

Cien niños esperando un tren (original title)
"Tells the story of a group of Chilean children who discover a larger reality and a different world through the cinema. Each Saturday, Alicia Vega transforms the chapel of Lo Hermida into a... See full summary »

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Ignacio Agüero

Writer:

Ignacio Agüero

Star:

Alicia Vega
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4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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"Tells the story of a group of Chilean children who discover a larger reality and a different world through the cinema. Each Saturday, Alicia Vega transforms the chapel of Lo Hermida into a film screening room as she conducts a workshop for children under the auspices of the Catholic church. The hundred or so children involved had never seen a movie, and in the workshop they see and learn about the cinema: photograms and moving images, projection, camera angles and movement, film genres, and much more. And they watch movies: Chaplin, Disney, Lamorisse's 'The Red Balloon,' the Lumieres' 'The Arrival of the Train to the Station.' Finally, each child designs his own film with drawings. And then, for the first time in most of their lives, the children got to the movies in downtown Santiago." [from the video container] Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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Documentary

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Alicia spent 30 years doing this workshop, until 2015; It reached approximately 6,500 boys and girls and in 2019 it was nominated for the National Award for Performing and Audiovisual Arts, which was finally won by Ramón Griffero. See more »

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A documentary for future film makers
16 November 2000 | by DURDEN-8See all my reviews

If you wanna know why it will be great to make a movie the children in this movie will tell you. Seeing the looks on their faces when they watch films of the Lumiere brothers or Charlie Chaplin is the best feeling you could ever experience sitting in your home watching a foreign documentary.


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Country:

Chile | UK

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1 June 1990 (Japan) See more »

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100人の子供たちが列車を待っている See more »

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