Grow Up and Love: In Dnipro, children and their parents discuss films from the DOCU/Kids programme

Grow Up and Love: In Dnipro, children and their parents discuss films from the DOCU/Kids programme

30 September 2020

As a part of the Travelling Docudays UA, screenings of films about the complex stories of ordinary children growing up are continuing in Dnipro. “These films are seemingly about children, but they do not leave adults indifferent,” notes one of the visitors of a film screening within the DOCU/Kids programme.

 

After watching the films, the audience at Ye Bookstore had an emotional discussion in which adults and children spoke as equals: “The topic of the film Bird Boy resonated the most with me. This film deeply affected me. It allows you to understand that true love is love that does not know violence.”

 

 

“I am a little envious of the way Frida, the protagonist of Dear Darkness, confidently explores the world around her despite visual impairments. I was also impressed by how the adults around the girl support her independent steps. It seems like they simply enjoy the fact that they can be around Frida.”

 


 

“It was painful for me to watch the conditions of life in Azerbaijan, where children are deprived of access to drinking water and are forced to live surrounded by garbage. Despite this, Reshat, the protagonist of Bird Boy, dreams, experiences joy and explores his identity. In the process of growing up, Reshat realizes something that often remains unknown to many adults: loving means knowing how to let go.”

 

Photo: Taisiya Zhebryk


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