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Title Kids' Business / Director: Carter, Stewart
Published Australia : ABC2, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (54 min. 5 sec.) ; 327468156 bytes
Summary Over one year at a central Victorian primary school a group of typical, but also amazing, 10-12 year olds met in a once weekly class to discuss issues concerning their relationships both at school and at home. And Cath South and Stewart Carter filmed this process. The resulting film Kids' Business is a moving account of the kids' struggles over that year.The class, Solving The Jigsaw, which the school has run for six years, gives the children a setting where they can discuss anything they want relating to their lives. The motto of the group is "there is nothing you can't talk about". And because of the confidential setting, the kids discuss the most personal, and in some cases heart-rending, issues they face. Death, family feuds, disappointment, exclusion, bullying, and violence at home are all discussed openly and dealt with sensitively. The class is run by facilitator Bernadette Wright, with the intention of teaching the children how to communicate their feelings and control situations that may feel out of their control. Bernadette fosters a feeling of trust in which the grade 5 and 6 kids feel confident to talk about their lives. But most importantly, they learn how to talk to their parents about what matters to them. The result is a deeply moving insight into the complexities of these children's lives and relationships.The kids and their families all agreed to share their experiences on film.PRODUCTION DETAILS:Directed and produced by Cath South and Stewart Carter. Kid's Business is a People Pictures Production
Event Broadcast 2012-12-16 at 23:55:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Bullying in schools.
Children and death -- Psychological aspects.
Children and violence -- Prevention.
School children -- Attitudes.
School children -- Social life and customs.
Victoria.
Form Streaming video
Author Carter, Stewart, director
South, Cath, director