Discover the participants outside the scope of their stories
"Yet there are wide shots, filmed during the interviews. The context appears. The street, factories, home, family, farms. Landscapes that anchor them into their reality, and suggest another reading of their words. Complementary elements included in the movie, an extension of the discovery of these men and women who made 'HUMAN'.
For us, the Editors, who have heard all their stories, these wide shots are very moving. A particular one is overwhelming. It portrays a street girl in Mexico. Her story is terrible and so are the wounds of her childhood. Abused and beaten by her grandparents, she fled and found herself on the street at age 10. Her story hurts. Yet she speaks almost serenely, with the right words and a rare strength. In the interview, she lets her tears flow only once, while reminiscing about her deceased dad. She ends by giving us a life lesson, citing her father who taught her to always move on. Living in the past is no use for anything, she said.
When we discovered the wide shot of this little girl who seems so strong, emotions gripped us, as we discovered her body marked by pain. At 14, she seems frozen in childhood, out of sync with the confidence of her look and the strength she emanates while she speaks. She poses facing the camera in a street children home in Mexico. In the background, other children are playing and sitting on a couch watching TV. The sound is muffled. She stands straight, arms along her little body; she looks at us and smiles. Her smile fades…"
Anne-Marie Sangla and Françoise Bernard, Editors of the movie
Rémy de Vlieger
A GoodPlanet Foundation & Bettencourt Schueller Foundation Production in partnership with the Google Cultural Institute