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DARING TO BE DIFFERENT

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DARING TO BE DIFFERENT is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 7-18
24 minutes
VIDEO
MARVIN J LOWE
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Daring To Be Different is a film that a lot of people can relate to because of its message about bullying, family issues and peer pressure.

This short film tells the story of a girl in middle school figuring out life, while her parents are separating and she is being bullied. She and her mom find peace with god.

The plot development is a bit jagged. There aren't many details and or background information about the characters, so it's not easy to relate to them. You sort of have to piece together parts of the story on your own.

The camera is quite well done. Nothing is very remarkable, although I really like the close-ups on the girl as she tries to communicate with her mom. The background music is very good. The theme song was written by the director and writer, which is admirable. Sometimes the music and background sounds are a bit too loud and overshadow the dialogue. Also, in one of the outdoor scenes, the audio picks up the sound of the wind. All of the actors perform quite well and give believable performances. My favorite part is the ending when the girl and her "bully" become friends after asking God for help.

The message is about faith and the importance of standing up.

I give this 3 film out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Ava H., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

Daring To Be Different is a film that a lot of people can relate to because of its message about bullying, family issues and peer pressure.

This short film tells the story of a girl in middle school figuring out life, while her parents are separating and she is being bullied. She and her mom find peace with god.

The plot development is a bit jagged. There aren't many details and or background information about the characters, so it's not easy to relate to them. You sort of have to piece together parts of the story on your own.

The camera is quite well done. Nothing is very remarkable, although I really like the close-ups on the girl as she tries to communicate with her mom. The background music is very good. The theme song was written by the director and writer, which is admirable. Sometimes the music and background sounds are a bit too loud and overshadow the dialogue. Also, in one of the outdoor scenes, the audio picks up the sound of the wind. All of the actors perform quite well and give believable performances. My favorite part is the ending when the girl and her "bully" become friends after asking God for help.

The message is about faith and the importance of standing up.

I give this 3 film out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Ava H., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

A girl faces losing her identity from being bullied while dealing with heartbreaking family matters. A surprising event helps her regain her distinctiveness...
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