Youth & Children

  • 3 min.

    21 Senegal: Can people Make everything?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hardwork, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. - Gail Devers

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    23 Romania: What is Courage?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not who does not feel afraid, but who conquers that fear. - Nelson Mandela

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    24 Belgium: What is infinty?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    Only two things are Infinite, the Universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe. - Albert Einstein

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    25 Cambodia: Why do we Live?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    It is not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. - Winston Churchill

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    17 Romania: Why is Richness important?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    True happiness brings more Richness than all the money in the world. - Mahatme Ghandi

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  • 3 min.

    18 Belgium: What is Death?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    I do not fear Death. I had been dead for billions and billions years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it. - Mark Twain

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  • 3 min.

    19 Argentina: Why is Respect important?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect to anyone. - Billy Graham

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  • 3 min.

    20 Congo: Why do we have sufferings on earth?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering. - Friedrich Nietzche

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  • 3 min.

    16 Bolivia: What is Time ?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    You may delay, but time will not. Benjamin Franklin

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  • 3 min.

    Episode12: Why is there War?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    Mankind must put an end to War before War puts an end to mankind. - John F. Kennedy

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  • 3 min.

    13 Senegal: Life after Death

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    To the well-organized mind, Death is but the next great adventure. - J.K.Rowling

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  • 3 min.

    11 Congo: Why should we Study?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela

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  • 3 min.

    14 Morocco: Is Patience a virtue?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    Patience is virtue, and I am learning Patience. It is a tough lesson. - Elon Musk

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  • 3 min.

    15 Cambodia: Why do Humans exist?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    The need for love lies at the very foundation of Human existence. - Dalai Lama

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  • 3 min.

    09 Uruguay: The importance of Friendship

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you have not learned the meaning of friendship, you really have not learned anything. - Muhammad Ali

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  • 3 min.

    10 Bolivia: Do children need to work?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time. - Grace Abbott

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  • 3 min.

    08 Roumania: What is Freedom?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for thrmselves. - Abraham Lincoln

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  • 3 min.

    06 Belgium: Why is there Love?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. - William Shakespeare

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  • 3 min.

    07 Cambodia: What is needed for a Happy Family?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    You do not choose your family. They are The gift from God to you, as you are to them. - Desmond Tutu

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  • 3 min.

    05 Senegal: Why is there Happiness and Unhappiness?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    The greatest Happiness is to know the source of Unhappiness. - Fyodor Dostoevsky

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    03 Congo: Why do we Speak?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    Some people talk too much without saying a lot. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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  • 3 min.

    04 Bolivia: Why do you have to be Brave?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    You never cross the ocean until you have the courage to loose sight of the shore. - Christopher Columbus

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    02 Nepal: Why Should You be a Good Person?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    Goodness is not a trait you acquire; it is a value you practice when you are on the verge of doing something evil - Julius Lester

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  • 3 min.

    01 Morocco: Why do you Live?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why - Mark Twain

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  • 17 min.

    Nadia's Tics

    Laetitia Schoofs, 2011

    The first day of high school is very stressful for 12-year-old Nadia.

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  • 91 min.

    I will get better tomorrow

    Detours, Vincent and Henry, Dominique, 2009

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  • 60 min.

    The man with a hundred children

    Janic, Vuk, 2012

    "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why?" MARK TWAIN

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  • 72 min.

    Stotters

    Joke Nyssen, 2011

    Jef an 18 year old boy has been suffering from severe stuttering. With his parents he undertook many tries to get rid of that stuttering, but in vain. Now, he will face his problem again, now helped by Gert, his new therapist , a former stutterer himself.

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  • 185 min.

    Gandhi's Children

    MacDougall, David, 2008

    Gandhi’s Children chronicles the life of children in what the filmmaker calls "the exact opposite of Doon," a shelter for orphans and juvenile detainees run by an Indian non-governmental organization.

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  • 70 min.

    Deadly love

    Pighetti, Olivier, 2012

    In February 2012, Bruno Zuliani murdered his three children and then hanged himself, leaving wife, Odile, to deal with the consequences.

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  • 60 min.

    Cambodia: The Virginity Trade

    Watson, Matthew, 2009

    Cambodia: The Virginity Trade is a compelling and alarming account of the lives of girls and women affected by the virginity trade and sex industry present in Cambodia.

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  • 64 min.

    Cannot run away

    Molenaar, Hillie & Wijk, Joop van, 1988

    Every year, thousands of poor girls from all over Asia, but particularly from the Philippines, fall victim to an organized international prostitution racket.

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  • 50 min.

    Child of the Commune

    Perizonius, Maroesja, 2004

    The Golden Rule of Parenting is; do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you! - Louise Hart

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  • 43 min.

    Children of Agent Orange

    Vuorinen, Risto, 2011

    Children of Agent Orange is a documentary about the long term environmental and especially health effects of the herbicides and defoliants used in the Vietnam War.

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  • 42 min.

    Birthplace Unknown

    Junger, Karin, 1988

    What happens if a 19-year-old girl, who was adopted at the age of four, decides to visit her native country to find out about her true identity?

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  • 24 min.

    Angels on our shoulder

    Spitz, Andy, 2008

    On Saturday 17 march 2008, 4 days after xenophobic violence erupted in Alexandra, South Africa, the squatter camps and townships around Germiston and Primrose exploded.

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  • 68 min.

    Are all men pedophiles?

    Breure, Jan-Willem, 2012

    Sexual attraction to young boys and girls is, without a doubt, pedophilia. The apparent condemnation of pedophilia in Western society appears to have a sense of hypocrisy as girls as young as 16 are being sexualized in the media.

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  • 54 min.

    Agapitova and the rescued ones

    Geka, Dzintra, 2009

    Images of a landscape of frozen rivers, snowy hills and abandoned cottages portray the desolate location were once thousands were forced to survive. During the 1940s, deportation to Soviets gulags in Siberia has been a death sentence for the majority.

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  • 29 min.

    China on China, a New Generation

    Schulz Contreras, Lisbet & Jarnebrink, Lollo, 2013

    Thanks to the economic prosperity of contemporary China, the life of young Chinese is in no way comparable to the lives of their parents. Rapid urbanization has led to new challenges and career opportunities.

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  • 56 min.

    Underhand Tactics; Toxic Labels

    Maurice, Marie, 2012

    As big European clothing brands such as Zara and Monoprix claim to have a fair and sustainable mode of production, it seems many manufacturers are still reliant on sweatshops for their products.

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  • 43 min.

    We will be happy one day

    Wysoczanski, Pawel, 2011

    Lipiny, a Polish village characterized by an omnipresent grey sky and graffiti covered ruins, is the home of Daniel. According to his grandmother, there is no future in the poverty stricken village.

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  • 85 min.

    Carmen meets Borat

    Stalenhoef, Mercedes, 2008

    The life of Carmen, a teenage girl is turned upside down as a film crew turns her Romanian village Glod into an internationally known place.

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  • 49 min.

    Congo files

    Alonso, Julio, 2009

    Congo files shows the current situation of Congo citizens, specifically focused on the conflicts that took place in the region of North-Kivu in the first decade of the 21st century.

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  • 80 min.

    Death in Gaza

    Miller, James, 2004

    In an attempt to capture the lives of the children on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, James Millers own life ended tragically. He got killed by Israeli gunfire while filming in the Palestinian area on the Gaza strip .

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  • 60 min.

    Playground

    Spears, Libby, 2009

    The documentary Playground is about paedophilia and sexual exploitation of children in America. The filmmaker held interviews with pimps, victims and police officers and shows us how young children are pushed into prostitution.

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  • 75 min.

    The true story of the seven dwarfs

    Berliner, Roberto &Queiroga, Lula & Crivelare, Leo, 2007

    In The True story of the seven dwarfs we meet the children of the clown Pindoba. After their father died, the seven brothers and sisters continued the family business and formed the Pindorama Circus.

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  • 50 min.

    A love apart

    Haassen, Bettina, 2008

    In a few days, teenager Rhaissa, a nomadic Tuareg from Niger, will marry a man she has never met. After the wedding, everything will change.

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  • 59 min.

    The Bitter Taste of a Miracle Drug

    Mercurio, Stephane, 2002

    "The Bitter Taste of a Miracle Drug" tells the story of the back story of the fertility drug DES, and its serious side effects.

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  • 70 min.

    Girls to mothers

    Jaugey, Florence, 2006

    In 'Girls to Mothers' Florence Jaugey provides the audience with a glimpse into the lives of Kenia, Blanca and Viviana, three teenage mothers from Nicaragua.

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  • 50 min.

    Daddy is a martyr

    Mohr, Daisy, 2008

    Daddy is a Martyr offers a unique view into the lives of members of Hezbollah Shiite Muslim community. This documentary is an intimate portrait of the family of Ibrahim Mouazzi, a Hezbollah guerrilla fighter who died in 2006 in the Lebanon war.

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  • 88 min.

    The island of lost children

    Jaugey, Florence, 2001

    The Island of Lost Children is based around the lives of children in Tipitapa prison, the largest correctional facility in Nicaragua, who are taking a film course.

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  • 61 min.

    The day you love me

    Jaugey, Florence, 1999

    A candid observation of domestic abuse and machismo in Nicaragua's capital Managua, The day you love me follows the daily procedures of the Police Commissary for women and children.

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  • 39 min.

    Xiao's long march

    Gong, Wu, 2002

    China has a standing army of more than one million men. For eighteen year old Xioa Zhenning, a poor boy from the province who is unemployed and fed up with life in his parents two room apartment, the red army is a place of last resort.

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  • 59 min.

    The Secret of My Success

    Jinchuan, Duan, 2002

    Winner of the IDFA IDFA silver Wolf in 2002, this extraordinary film gives unique insight into China's first attempts at the politics of democracy and the realities of the one child policy.

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  • 90 min.

    Desi

    Ramos, Maria, 2000

    Few of us, as not to say none, pass through existence, from birth to death, without asking at some point: am I happy? At such moments, our minds often drift back in time and wonder how our life has come to be as it is now.

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  • 63 min.

    Mama Calle

    Laan, Arjanne, 1990

    Mama Calle is among the top-20 all-time best IDFA documentaries. It is a stirring documentary that examines the daily struggle of four destitute street kids for survival on the mean streets of Mexico City, one of the world´s largest cities.

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  • 52 min.

    Finding Courage

    Wijk, Joop van, 2004

    Finding Courage is the directors cut of the worldwide acclaimed documentary 'Echoes of War'. It is a poignant realistic portrayal of the consequences of war to the innocence of children.

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  • 29 min.

    Boys

    Meijer, Menna Laura, 2005

    Angele, Sheena and Soraya are three sixteen-year old girlfriends who discuss what's most on their minds: boys, love, music and sex. 'Boys' is a hip and stylish documentary short that deals with the universal theme of puberty.

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  • 40 min.

    Isingiro Hospital

    Molenaar, Hillie & Wijk, Joop van, 1992

    Set in North West Tanzania Isingiro Hospital is a subdued tale about fate and the daily struggle for survival. Its central character is Jessica, a 15 year old girl who has been raped, made pregnant and infected with AIDS.

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  • 64 min.

    The Quiet One

    Meyers, Sidney, 1948

    The Quiet One tells the story of a Harlem youth who grows up feeling rejected and withdrawn, eventually drifting into delinquency. He becomes a "quiet one," building a wall of silence around himself to hide the bitterness.

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