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The Children

O Tamaiti

Directed by Sima Urale
New Zealand, 1996


For 11-year-old Tino, being the eldest of five children in a Samoan family is no easy task. Tino plays guardian and protector to his younger siblings. As Tino strives to cope in an adult world, the birth of yet another baby brings about more burdens and responsibilities.

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The Children Directed by Sima Urale

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1996 | Winner: Silver Lion for Best Short Film

Chicago International Film Festival

1996 | Winner: Best Narrative Short Film (Silver Plaque)