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Child of Nature

By Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Inspiring docu about activist kids has intense moments.

Movie NR 2021 90 minutes
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Motivating kids to help others isn't always easy, but this documentary taps into the best tool we have: Showing them other kids who are thriving in their efforts. Criss-crossing the globe, director Marcos Negrão gives the mic (literally, in the case of Indian teen journalist/narrator Kanupriya) to philanthropic and activist kids. Young people are a wellspring of creativity and imagination, and their solutions range from big to small. The only issue is that the information is sometimes delivered in a sophisticated way that may not always fully engage the target age group (it may feel like grown-ups are trying to teach them something).

Each featured kid explains the challenges that they face -- poverty, escaping war and living in a refugee camp, child abuse, a threat to their way of life, etc. -- and then talks about looking within themselves and their own abilities to find a solution to help others. Seeing such a wide variety of kids in their own environments is bound to help foster empathy and understanding. And at the same time, the movie makes it clear that no matter where you live, there's plenty to be done: Jump in. Help out. You're not too young.

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