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EQUAL

What to know: Endearing, inspiring documentary about empowering impoverished youth.
EQUAL is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 12-18
19 minutes
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MELIH KOSIF
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Equal is an endearing and inspiring documentary about children learning photography in a small village in Turkey. The village where the children live is a poor town with few resources. Equal brings in a photography teacher, who is also from a small village, who teaches the students how to photograph using semi-professional camera equipment. The most appealing aspect of this film is seeing the children become inspired to become photographers or artists because of the opportunity they receive. I really enjoyed seeing the kids have an exhibition of their photos. They get to show off their work and experience what it's like to be a professional photographer. The production of this short film documentary is absolutely incredible. The colors are so vibrant and vivid. My favorite part about this documentary is seeing these children, who would normally not have the opportunity to learn about photography, really excel. The only problematical thing is that the subtitles are not translated very well. There are quite a few grammatical errors. However, it does not detract from the film in a big way. The message of the film is that no matter your background, everyone deserves an equal opportunity, whether it involves trying out photography or even taking dance lessons. Everyone is equal. This is a remarkably touching and true story that is sure to pull at your heart strings. I loved that, out of the small class, at least one student was able to recognize that she has a passion for photography and that it's something she wants to pursue in the future. I give this film 4 out of 5 stars and I definitely recommend this for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festivals. I recommend it for ages 12 to 18. Reviewed by Chandler D., and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Jurors.
Teaching how to take photos with semi-pro equipments, which they may not experienced before, to kids who have been educated in village and by doing that trying to see what they can see, to show people what they are capable of and show these images to crowds by organizing an exhibition is solely purpose of this documentary.
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