Through the plights of seven different children, seven cruel destinies unfold, as the unknown innocents who share the same sensitivities and desires struggle for survival, understanding--and above all--love, in an apathetic grown-up world.
Seven shorts about childhood problem through the eyes of seven directors. 1) "Tanza": Mehdi Chafer shows a boy called Tanza in an undefined country in Africa fighting in a civil war with machine gun and explosives, and dreaming on having his home and going to school. 2) "Uros": Emir Kusturica shows a gypsy boy called Uros in his last day in a juvenile prison in Serbia-Montenegro without any other perspective but returning to the place. 3) "Jesus Children of America": Spike Lee shows a HIV positive girl called Blanca, daughter of junkies' parents with Aids and the cruelty of her schoolmates in school. 4) "Bilu and João": Kátia Lund gives an optimistic approach of two homeless children that fight to survive working on the streets, collecting beer and soda tins and paper to sell in a junkyard, and transporting shops in street fairs. 5) "Jonathan": Jordan and Ridley Scott show a photographer correspondent of war in pain for his past experiences. 6) "Ciro": Stefano Veneruso shows a young ...Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
multiple movies about an important subject; children
The World is not always a beautiful place. This movie, that exist of multiple small movies, shows a few of the world's problems... especially in relation to children.
Because the subject is important and the stories are realistic, there is already enough reason to watch it. Not every sub-movie is as strong as the other. But they all tell their own story and overall I liked it very much.
Also don't forget that some big names have been involved in creating this movie, to name some: Spike Lee, Ridley Scott and John Woo.
It has almost no action, certainly no exploding special effects. But it does have drama, laughter and shocking moments... go see it.
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