Child poverty refers to the state of children living in poverty and applies to children from poor families or orphans being raised with limited or, in some cases absent, state resources.
Children that fail to meet the minimum acceptable standard of the nation where that child lives are said to be poor.
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Two students came to Santa Cruz, Bolivia with the dream of making a documentary film about street children. After 4 months of working with the children they got the opportunity to start planning the film. Inspired by their own experience, they got an idea:
If people can get to see that there is hope for street children, then maybe bad attitudes can be changed and people can be inspired to help.
The film was shot under bridges, in parks and water canals. It was shot on hot middays and cold midnights, at the break of dawn and in the pouring rain.
The children were always explained the purpose of the film before any recordings were made. Some of them pulled away from the camera and made it clear that they were not to be filmed. That was respected. Others were very enthusiastic about getting filmed and interviewed.
After a while the situation became more natural to both the children and the film makers. The camera was not a threat, nor a toy anymore.
The film does not try to persuade people into doing something. It is simply an eye opener, made to wake reflections in people. It shows the dreadful hopelessness of living on the street. It paints a picture of the evil circles of poverty.
It speaks about how drugs, abuse and violence is brought upon innocent children. But it also shows how a small child can keep up hope in the middle of it all. It shows that children can pull themselves through it, and even leave the street for good. It is possible!
This is what inspired two students to work with street children, and that is what they hope will inspire you who watch Barefoot Children -the documentary.
At minute 15: very painful
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