(2008, documentary, 35mm, color, 95 minutes, DolbyDigital)
co-produced with:Finland, Belgium, Portugal, Slovenia, Estonia
"Words lose their meaning. And the green sea and the blue sky lose their colour, painted as they were by the algae that kindly wafted oxygen during 3,000 million years. Are these little night-lights spying on us? The stars shake with astonishment and fear. They are at a loss to understand how this world of ours, so ardently bent upon its own annihilation, goes on being alive."
This creative docu-fiction film, shot on four continents, presents the hidden face of our planet and the general and moral crisis of our world.
We can follow the various, irrational stages of defencelessness as the characters in all seven stories, all minors, accept their fate without rebellion, almost with resignation.
The appalling everyday life of child labourers, child prostitutes, and child soldiers is revealed to us in Congo, Cambodia, and Ecuador.
Dramatic juxtaposition is created by Máthé Tibor’s powerful imagery and Tibor Szemző’s magical music.
Broadcast partners: Hungarian Television – YLE TV (Finland) coproduction with the participation of RTBF (Belgium), RTP (Portugal), RTVSLO (Slovenia), ETV (Estonia)
Kiev Documentary Days - 2010
Special Prize from the Ukrainian Helsinki Union on Human Rights
Monte-Carlo URTI - 2009
Kazan Golden Minbar - 2009
Best Non-Fiction Feature's Golden Minbar
Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2008
Best Cinematography: Tibor Máthé
Minsk Listapad - 2009
Silver Chris Award
Maysles Brothers Award for Best Documentary
Almaty Shaken's Stars - 2009
Sighisoara Film Festival - 2010
Oslo Eurodok - 2009
Copenhagen CPH:DOX - 2008
Mexico City FICCO - 2009
Auckland Documentary Edge - 2009
Washington SilverDocs - 2009
Houston Worldfest - 2011
Leuven DOCVILLE - 2009
Amsterdam IDFA - 2008
Bydgoszcz Camerimage - 2009
Huesca Film Festival - 2009
Oulu International Children - 2008
Plovdiv GOLDEN CHEST - 2009
Mexico City DOCSDF - 2009