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Kids and Other People Short Film (Full Length) – 1982 Documentary Children

Kids and Other People

Short Film (Full Length) – 1982 Documentary Children

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This 1982 film, made for the New Zealand Council for Recreation and Sport, is an impressionistic exploration of play. Child narrators talk about what play means to them, while the images capture young people engaged in recreation. The focus is on informal play: kids and teenagers at playgrounds, hunting for frogs, reading, skylarking in the snow, doing cartwheels on the beach, fixing motorbikes, skipping, stargazing and playing Space Attack. Seagulls inspire dreams of flight for a young girl, and a fancy dress ball for adults shows the enduring spirit of play. 

It would be a bit boring if all you did all day long is work, work, work ...
– A child on play