Child of Bethlehem| 19mins
Director: Stuart Bamforth & Zan Barberton | Producer: Stuart Bamforth & Zan Barberton
Focus Years: 2003 | Country: United Kingdom
2000 years after the birth of local boy Jesus Christ, what's it like growing up on the mean streets of Bethlehem today? Impeccably shot by Palestinian children themselves, these 5 self-directed vignettes show what it's like to fall in love, fly a kite, and build a garden in a refugee camp.
Refraining from sensationalism, this film shows the human side of growing up in a war zone.
This project was born out of a month of film-making workshops conducted with a group of children (age 8 to 13) in the West Bank town. The children shot and recorded every image and piece of sound, and the results are truly amazing.