The Living Sea
Director – Ema Poposka
Duration – 15:00
Logline: 12-year-old scuba diver Ema sets on a quest to find out why corals around the globe are dying but somehow in Hong Kong they are more resilient. Synopsis: We are the only planet with oceans, and they are indispensable for our survival. However, many people are unaware of the importance of ocean creatures and how to protect them. This is because they don’t really see them every day. Sea creatures are just lunch or dinner or an ingredient in cosmetics. Young scuba diver Ema Poposka believes if people could see the beauty of the ocean and of the corals, they will change their minds about sea protection. This inspired her to join Action for a Cause to produce a documentary film about Hong Kong corals. Ema’s aim with the documentary film made by kids is to raise awareness about the uniqueness of Hong Kong corals, the need to start taking care of corals, and how we can do this in our everyday life. This documentary was made by a crew of 12-15 year old students.
The First Line
Director – Kate Bugrova
Duration – 13:45
Masha Zvonareva is a young, promising ballerina. Mom is supporting her with all her might. Before a difficult academic year at the Higher Dance Academy, the girl is sent to a camp, where she learns from her friend that there is a magic flower that grants wishes. The girls go in search. But only after finding this flower, Masha understands what she really wants.
Director – Celia Jaspers
Duration – 5:00
When she sees an old man unable to pay for his milk, a young girl has a change of heart.
Director – Gisella Gobbi
Duration – 10:00
An ordinary school day told through the eyes of a seven-year-old boy: made up of games, school classes, happy meals, and the walk back to home. An ordinary day that vanishes into the blue, like the denied dream of the young protagonist.
Directors – Marco Di Gerlando, Ludovica Gibelli
Duration – 5:00
Giovanni is a 6 year old boy, he is going to the park with his mom. He sits on a bench and starts playing with his doll, next to him there is a gentleman who does not seem to like what he is doing…
Director – Francesco Romano
Duration – 13:00
Maicol is 8 years old. He lives with his father Valerio and his mother Giusy in Trullo, a popular district in the periphery of Rome. Both his parents are very young and he has a great complicity with his father. They spend a lot of time together playing PlayStation and having fun with his father’s friends. At some point, Maicol receives some money to buy his favorite’s team shirt as a present for his school promotion. This event and its consequences will bring in discussions and eventually change the relationship between the two.