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Secrets of War

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Moving subtitled film shows war through a child's eyes.

Movie NR 2014 95 minutes
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This film movingly depicts how war shatters the innocence of two friends divided by their parents' conflicting allegiances. Secrets of War subtly compares the exclusionary behavior and misunderstandings of childhood to the same actions magnified in adulthood. Director Dennis Bots illuminates the way bullying turns into totalitarianism and how ignorance transforms into murderous nationalism. This is an intense look at war through a child's eyes; older kids and parents will find lots to discuss and may be inspired to learn more about the topic.

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