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2020 KID, THE

What to know: Very relatable to the 2020 Pandemic and kids living in quarantine.
2020 KID, THE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 6-18
30 minutes
VIDEO
DANIEL LUCCA PARENTI
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The story in The 2020 Kid is very real and relatable. Most kids can understand Luca, the protagonist in the film. He is stuck inside his home during the 2020 COVID pandemic and has trouble focusing on school, must do chores and spends a lot of tine alone. He misses his friends and his parents are busy with work. Any child in the USA, and actually in the world, can relate to his sadness and loneliness.

The storyline follows a day in the life of a young boy living through the COVID-19 pandemic. Each day is exactly the same. His parents don't have time for him due to their work and he is stuck, unable to engage in school or with his friends. He tries to distract himself with video games, but that does not make him happy. In the end, he finds a way to lift his spirits.

The story line is so true to the experience of kids this past year and has many emotional moments. While I felt the emotions of the main character and could see his day in the life, the film takes a while to draw you in. The film starts off with terrific scenes, well lit and interesting angles that show the boy in his home. The close ups help capture the boy's emotions. The montages in the middle of the story are very cool. The home is in Oakland, California in a beautiful green neighborhood that feels as if it could be anywhere in America. The music is excellent and helps drive the film's emotions in every way. It starts with a reminder of where the film takes place. The music in the middle, during the montage, includes a song written by the main character and includes a group performance, which he deeply misses. The music in the final scene is hopeful.

The story was written and directed by the protagonist's dad. The actors are the actual family of which the film is based. They act very naturally. The film's creator produced, directed, wrote, edited and performed in the entire thing. Of note is that the entire film was shot on his I-Phone. I love how he creates various moods throughout the film and I particularly like the video montages during the middle of the film. My favorite part of the film is the music.

The impact of the COVID pandemic and quarantine was extra hard for kids who were forced to go attend school from home and were isolated from their friends.

I give The 2020 Kid 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 6 to 18, plus adults. I think everyone can relate to this movie and it is something that people in the future can refer to as it shows how difficult the pandemic lockdowns were for kids and their families. My only concern is to make sure that the filmmaker owns the rights to all of the music in the film.

Reviewed by Nyara A. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

The story in The 2020 Kid is very real and relatable. Most kids can understand Luca, the protagonist in the film. He is stuck inside his home during the 2020 COVID pandemic and has trouble focusing on school, must do chores and spends a lot of tine alone. He misses his friends and his parents are busy with work. Any child in the USA, and actually in the world, can relate to his sadness and loneliness.

The storyline follows a day in the life of a young boy living through the COVID-19 pandemic. Each day is exactly the same. His parents don't have time for him due to their work and he is stuck, unable to engage in school or with his friends. He tries to distract himself with video games, but that does not make him happy. In the end, he finds a way to lift his spirits.

The story line is so true to the experience of kids this past year and has many emotional moments. While I felt the emotions of the main character and could see his day in the life, the film takes a while to draw you in. The film starts off with terrific scenes, well lit and interesting angles that show the boy in his home. The close ups help capture the boy's emotions. The montages in the middle of the story are very cool. The home is in Oakland, California in a beautiful green neighborhood that feels as if it could be anywhere in America. The music is excellent and helps drive the film's emotions in every way. It starts with a reminder of where the film takes place. The music in the middle, during the montage, includes a song written by the main character and includes a group performance, which he deeply misses. The music in the final scene is hopeful.

The story was written and directed by the protagonist's dad. The actors are the actual family of which the film is based. They act very naturally. The film's creator produced, directed, wrote, edited and performed in the entire thing. Of note is that the entire film was shot on his I-Phone. I love how he creates various moods throughout the film and I particularly like the video montages during the middle of the film. My favorite part of the film is the music.

The impact of the COVID pandemic and quarantine was extra hard for kids who were forced to go attend school from home and were isolated from their friends.

I give The 2020 Kid 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 6 to 18, plus adults. I think everyone can relate to this movie and it is something that people in the future can refer to as it shows how difficult the pandemic lockdowns were for kids and their families. My only concern is to make sure that the filmmaker owns the rights to all of the music in the film.

Reviewed by Nyara A. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

Lockdown from a kids perspective. Oakland, California. Take yourself back to Fall of 2020. The Covid-19 Pandemic is raging on... Lockdown is in place... All activities cancelled... Work is from home... School is from home... And you are 12 years old. No School, No Sports, No Friends. Just You, Your family, and Your Computer stuck at home for the last six months.
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