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NO KIDDING: MY LITTLE WORLD

What to know: What an inspirational story! This young girl is simply wonderful and her story beautifully told by Taiwan Public Television.
NO KIDDING: MY LITTLE WORLD is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 10-18
13 minutes
VIDEO
PUBLIC TELEVISION SERVICE, TAIWAN
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What an inspirational story! This young girl is simply wonderful and her story is beautifully told in this short film from Taiwan Public Television. Wu Yu-Yan may look different on the outside, but she is still like everyone else. She is learning to handle everything in her own way, and has so much hope and courage.

The film is about a 12-year-old girl who is learning her way around the world while dealing with a rare disease she has called achondroplasia, which causes her growth to slow down and causes her to be shorter than most people. She is a dancer at heart and a very wise young girl.

I really liked that this film is from the young girl's point of view. It gives the audience insight into what her life is like. For example, she explains how often people give her special attention and she doesn't like it. Many people think that they should give her or people with a similar disease special attention and that they might like it, but this is not reality for everyone. Wu Yu-Yan is capable of many things and people often don't realize that her size doesn't change what she is inside.

The production is outstanding, starting out with excellent camerawork to background music to fun editing with lots of cool images included. The cinematography really is great. There is one part that caught my eye where Wu Yu-Yan is dancing and the camera moves along with her while she is dancing. There is also an effect where there are cool colorful, foggy-like spots in the air in the same scene. Another example is when the young girl is walking and the editing makes it look as if she moves from one spot to another without walking. This film is really a documentary with real people and scenes true to the story. It is exceptionally well told. I love the inclusion of animation to define certain issues and have to give credit to the translation into English sub-titles, which are very good.

The message of this film is to not judge a book by its cover. Wu Yu-Yan is different on the outside and some people might think less of her, but in reality she has the same capabilities as most of people. She is not different on the inside.

This film made me want to learn more about people with different diseases and how they go on about their everyday life. I find it very interesting and most of all it inspires me! My favorite part of the film is when Wu Yu-Yan is dancing with her family and having fun.

I give this film 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, plus adults. This can be a very educational and spiritual film, and coveys a message all people should know. Reviewed by Ginebra Q. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic and KIDS FIRST! Juror

What an inspirational story! This young girl is simply wonderful and her story is beautifully told in this short film from Taiwan Public Television. Wu Yu-Yan may look different on the outside, but she is still like everyone else. She is learning to handle everything in her own way, and has so much hope and courage.

The film is about a 12-year-old girl who is learning her way around the world while dealing with a rare disease she has called achondroplasia, which causes her growth to slow down and causes her to be shorter than most people. She is a dancer at heart and a very wise young girl.

I really liked that this film is from the young girl's point of view. It gives the audience insight into what her life is like. For example, she explains how often people give her special attention and she doesn't like it. Many people think that they should give her or people with a similar disease special attention and that they might like it, but this is not reality for everyone. Wu Yu-Yan is capable of many things and people often don't realize that her size doesn't change what she is inside.

The production is outstanding, starting out with excellent camerawork to background music to fun editing with lots of cool images included. The cinematography really is great. There is one part that caught my eye where Wu Yu-Yan is dancing and the camera moves along with her while she is dancing. There is also an effect where there are cool colorful, foggy-like spots in the air in the same scene. Another example is when the young girl is walking and the editing makes it look as if she moves from one spot to another without walking. This film is really a documentary with real people and scenes true to the story. It is exceptionally well told. I love the inclusion of animation to define certain issues and have to give credit to the translation into English sub-titles, which are very good.

The message of this film is to not judge a book by its cover. Wu Yu-Yan is different on the outside and some people might think less of her, but in reality she has the same capabilities as most of people. She is not different on the inside.

This film made me want to learn more about people with different diseases and how they go on about their everyday life. I find it very interesting and most of all it inspires me! My favorite part of the film is when Wu Yu-Yan is dancing with her family and having fun.

I give this film 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, plus adults. This can be a very educational and spiritual film, and coveys a message all people should know. Reviewed by Ginebra Q. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic and KIDS FIRST! Juror

Twelve-year-old Wu Yu-Yan suffers from achondroplasia and is only 101 cm in height. But this doesn't discourage her. She has no time for self-pity, and loves to dance and show her body with confidence . She wants to prove that she's not different from anyone else other than her height, and to encourage other children with rare diseases to pursue their dreams. For a long time, Yu-Yan felt uncomfortable with those judging eyes and she was teased by other kids. But she knows sooner or later that she has to overcome her fear. As brave as she is, Yu-Yan will face the world of judging eyes with smiles. Can she do it?
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