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JUMP

What to know: Sometimes you have to face your own fears to keep going.
JUMP is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 3-7
6 minutes
VIDEO
STANLEY HECTOR
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Jump is a very different film. It is also very brief. There is no dialogue, but it's clear what's going on.

The storyline follows an Indian boy whose kite ends up in a tree. When he tries to rescue it, his problems multiply quickly, and he runs into a few problems while trying to do so.

The storyline is cute and clever. The camerawork is well executed, nothing fancy, but clear and easy to follow. I like how it captures the boy in the forest by showing different shots of the boy in the tree from various angles. The little boy's outfit looks like a school uniform or a Boy Scout uniform. One thing that I like about how he problem-solves is how and collected he is. The background music is sort of uninspiring; it's a track of simple, repetitive sounds that work, but is sometimes annoying. The birds chirping and the different natural sounds in the woods with things falling from the trees was pretty cool and spot on. There is only one character and he drives the show. We think he's really up a creek when the ladder falls, but he proves that he can come up with a Plan B. My favorite part is the ending, but you'll have to watch it to see that.

The message is that you sometimes have to face your fears to keep on going. It does show a kid doing something risky that kids might imitate when we see the boy climbing a tree without anyone else around. The ending also is a bit risky.

I give Jump 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 3 to 7. By SaniyaRain F. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

Jump is a very different film. It is also very brief. There is no dialogue, but it's clear what's going on.

The storyline follows an Indian boy whose kite ends up in a tree. When he tries to rescue it, his problems multiply quickly, and he runs into a few problems while trying to do so.

The storyline is cute and clever. The camerawork is well executed, nothing fancy, but clear and easy to follow. I like how it captures the boy in the forest by showing different shots of the boy in the tree from various angles. The little boy's outfit looks like a school uniform or a Boy Scout uniform. One thing that I like about how he problem-solves is how and collected he is. The background music is sort of uninspiring; it's a track of simple, repetitive sounds that work, but is sometimes annoying. The birds chirping and the different natural sounds in the woods with things falling from the trees was pretty cool and spot on. There is only one character and he drives the show. We think he's really up a creek when the ladder falls, but he proves that he can come up with a Plan B. My favorite part is the ending, but you'll have to watch it to see that.

The message is that you sometimes have to face your fears to keep on going. It does show a kid doing something risky that kids might imitate when we see the boy climbing a tree without anyone else around. The ending also is a bit risky.

I give Jump 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 3 to 7. By SaniyaRain F. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

Jump! is a tale of overcoming deep fears and conveying that on the other side of any challenge is an experience that will strengthen your character and stay with you for a lifetime. I remember being in a scout group during my early childhood days. It used to be Saturdays when I used to get most excited about wearing a scout uniform to the school. The beret cap along with a rope bundle on the waist and a whistle on the shirt's pocket not only motivated us to step out of our comfort zones, but also made us feel a sense of responsibility, of being just and lending out a helping hand whenever possible no matter the risk involved.
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