All the Invisible Children

2005 – 116 minutes.

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 boy in Naples that pickpockets to survive. 7) "Song Son and Little Cat": John Woo shows a tale of fantasy, with a homeless orphan and a spoiled wealthy girl. (www.imdb.com)

Credits

Themes
Culture and religion, Disease, Poverty, War and armed conflict
Content rating
12
Suitable for
havo/vwo bovenbouw
vmbo b/k - leerjaar 3 & 4
vmbo t - leerjaar 3 & 4
Director
Mehdi Charef
Country
France, Italy
Type
Documentary, Fiction
Duration
116 minutes
Year
2005