World Class Kids
Directed by Netta Loevy
Israel | 54 minutes | 2010
English, Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Filipino with English subtitles
"An Arab, a Jew, a Chinese, and a Philippine walk to school …" — sounds like the beginning of an old joke, but that’s not the case. These are some of the second-grade pupils attending an Elementary School, in the heart of Tel Aviv. The film follows the class throughout one school-year, which becomes volatile as the Gaza War upsets the social dynamics in the classroom. With poignant intuition and uninhibited directness, unique to eight-year-olds, the children point out basic conflicts in Israeli society, deal with painful identity issues, and experience the first cracks in their childhood naivety.
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