• 9.9 10
  • 2017
  • 89min
  • Original Title: Barndom (2017)

Childhood follows a group of children in a rural kindergarden for a year. The film portrays a genuine learning process in the midst of nature.


OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: CPH:DOX/ Visions du Réel/ The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival/ Nordic/Docs/ EBS International Documentary Film Festival/ KinderDocs Festival for Kids and Young/ Doclisboa/ Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival/ DOK Leipzig/ Nordic Film Days Lübeck/ Porto/Post/Doc: Film & Media Festival - Portugal/ Femina International Women’s Film Festival/ TIFF – Tromsø International Film Festival/ DocPoint/  Helsinki Documentary Film Festival

Childhood. The life in a unique kindergarden

Childhood is a 90 minute full-length documentary about children and how they play on their own terms. An observational documentary that follows the children from 1-7 years of age in Aurora Kindergarten throughout a year.

This life-affirming film draws up a different perspective on what children truly need than what is the current norm. We are allowed to observe the secret play among children, the play we adults don’t always understand.

In the director’s own words, Childhood is a silent protest. It shows a children’s garden where children can be at peace, where the trees teach them to grow at their own pace.

Margreth Olin
Margreth Olin Directing

Production Companies

Speranza Films A/S

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