Shot in a beautiful black and white at a Zimbabwean orphanage, children and teenagers look at us and talk about the life they have and the life they dream of.
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Saratov Sufferings Film Festival/ RapidLion - The South African International Film Festival/ South Europe International Film Festival/ North Europe International Film Festival/ Asti Film Festival/ Split Film Festival
House Of Children. The voices of Zimbabwe's future
A glimpse of life as seen through children at a Zimbabwean care initiative. The only source of information: the children themselves.
Eschewing a traditional narrative and instead opting for a true to life experience, watching House of Children is like being a participant in a conversation, rather than a fly on the wall.
We see almost nothing of the children’s surroundings, which has a powerful cumulative effect: the audience is forced to imagine a world entirely from their point of view.
And like the way a novel slowly awakens using only words, the film similarly restricts our eyes, but opens up the imagination…