All the Invisible Children

2005, 116 minutes

Seven shorts about childhood problems through the eyes of seven directors.

Tanza – Mehdi Charef 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.

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.

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.

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.

Ciro – Stefano Veneruso shows a young boy in Naples that pickpockets to survive.

Song Son and Little Cat – John Woo shows a tale of fantasy, with a homeless orphan and a spoiled wealthy girl.


Health and well-being, Identity, Poverty, War and armed conflict
Suitable for
havo/vwo - bovenbouw
vmbo b/k - leerjaar 3 & 4
vmbo t - leerjaar 3 & 4
Mehdi Charef
Country of production
Italy, France
Documentary, Fiction
116 minutes
Age rating
12 angst drugs- en/of alcoholmisbruik geweld grof taalgebruik seks