Two filmmakers discover an unknown, lethal disease, that hits children in the remote parts of Africa. In dusty villages in the outskirts of the Sahara desert, they find the victims of this ...
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Two filmmakers discover an unknown, lethal disease, that hits children in the remote parts of Africa. In dusty villages in the outskirts of the Sahara desert, they find the victims of this horrible illness. The filmmakers now think that they will simply portray reality professionally, as they usually do. But instead, they are personally drawn to the struggle of saving the children. During the shooting they are forced to take a stand in crucial dilemmas: Third World poverty, exploitation of the weakest and most ill people in the developing countries, and the ultimate in life; Death. At the same time it is a film about the morale of filmmakers.Written by
This movie is a "dogumentary" - presented by Lars von Trier. There was a set of nine rules similar to the dogme rules. It wasn't allowed to use archive footage, hidden camera, manipulation of sound and picture, extra soundtrack etc.. See more »
An extremely important and well-made documentary about a terrible disease, the gap between the rich and the poor - about life and death. A film about two danish cameramen who is affected emotionally, and yet records - even though the terrible scenes is easier to walk away from. Why should a movie like this be made - no one would want to watch it? How much should a camera-man interfere in the things he records? How can a man witness such awful treatment and not do anything at the moment to intervene? What is life without a face? Can a movie make a difference? It was a punch in the stomach watching this film, and it is so heartbreaking to watch the honesty of the filmmakers. May all people see this film, and may it also light some sparks of engagement!
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