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HUMAN is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 8-18
7 minutes
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I love this short from Algerian Director Issam Taachit. There are very few words, except the word "Mongol" when the bully knocks the Downs Syndrome kid down and by the DS kid when he kicks the ball into the net at the end. Bullying happens everywhere and kids who are different certainly get more of their share of it. Trisomic children, or those with Downs Syndrome are often ostracized by those that don't know any better. This film explores that in a very touching way. I love the dream scene when the boy dreams of a life filled with beautiful friendships and awakens to find the kids who had rejected him inviting him to join him in their game. This is well produced with excellent camera work, background music, sets and acting. I highly recommend it for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festivals for ages 8 to 18 and give it 4 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Juror
The movie tells the story of a Trisomic child , He goes to the stadium and when he enters , he finds a group of healthy normal children playing football .he wanted to play with them. One of those children refuses to let the child Trisomic play with them , and he dares to push him into the grass and call him with the word "Mongol".The sick child was quite sad so he while he was lying on the grass, he starts imagining a story , he pictures himself in a world full of Trisomic successfull kids and when he wakes up from his fantacy he finds that those children that were playing the football game came to apologize to him on behalf of their friend and they invite him to play with them in a joyfull game
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