Johan tells his little brother made-up stories about their ”astronaut father” to cover up for the real reason why the father isn’t with them anymore. Johan helps Oscar build a rocket, but when Johan realizes that Oscar has stuffed an engine with real gunpowder and is ready to fire it up, the lie all of the sudden has consequenses.
A young boy escapes his boredom by unlocking the magic of reading with the help of his big sister. Together, they both venture into a world that only literature can unlock for them and are shown a glimpse of the world that rests bound in the pages of wonderful books.
Olivia Bautista - 15, Eun Seo Choi - 16 California
Two U.S. teens bring a message of encouragement from a Mexican grandmother, whose education stopped after 6th grade, to Mayan girls in Guatemala, who have committed to transforming their lives through education.
My film is about a boy named Pablo, who is riding a subway train to school with his homework that was due that day. When he gets off the train, he realizes he left his homework on the train. He watches the train door close in his face and the train takes off.
Jenna, a 9 year old girl, experiences bullying from a male classmate. Seeking comfort in her teacher, she is advised that the boy hit her because he likes her. From that point onwards Jenna embarks on a journey of self-discovery to decide for herself.