Wow! Viewers get a peek at the everyday lives of two families - usually an urban and a rural family. We are introduced to a child who helps narrate his or her activities. The footage is fantastic - intimate but not intrusive. Lots of interesting facts about the country are presented from a realistic viewpoint which brings other cultures up close.
30 min. All ages. Public performance rights included!
Meet Guadalupe, an eight-year-old from Veracruz who lives with her parents and sister next door to her grandparents. Her weekday consists of school where she studies history and enjoys recess and snacks sold by parents to help raise money for supplies. Students then take turns cleaning the schoolyard. After classes, she accompanies her mother to the local market, church and hacienda before heading home for supper, picture bingo and computer games.
Maurice is a 12-year old boy also from Veracruz who attends private school along with his younger sister Carolina while his father works as a store auditor and his mother tends to the home. After a daily flag ceremony celebrating his country, it is off to study his favorite subject, English, and computer class. After school, Maurice takes karate, then does his homework before bed. Because he has a cough, the next day, Saturday, has Maurice off to see the doctor, then to the dentist to get his braces adjusted. On Sunday, he plays with his electric car before heading to church, where he helps collect donations. Afterwards, he enjoys a birthday party, complete with two pinatas, then home to get to bed early for school the next day.