"A film developed from the imagination of New Zealand children" is how director Tony Williams described this remarkable, free-wheeling mix of drama and documentary. Writer Michael Heath features as a teacher, who works with a class of children from Petone to explore what freedom means to them. At times their notions might seem naive, but the film remains firmly non-judgmental. The free-wheeling approach — most memorably in the fantasy scenes on Paekākariki Beach — makes for a "wonderfully idiosyncratic" (said film historian Roger Horrocks) hymn to play, the imagination, and juvenile freedom.
This film has been developed from the ideas and fantasies expressed by a group of New Zealand children.– Opening credits