Children’s rights on the big screen

‘Dumbo’ and ‘La vida d’en Carbassó’ are the films being shown in the family sessions for this year’s film cycle on the rights of children, which also opens up to a teenage audience for the first time with the film ‘Les vides de Grace’.

10/10/2019 15:26 h

Oriol Bosch

This year’s cycle, entitled ‘Barcelona looks after children’, returns to the Cinemes Girona in November with a new version of Dumbo, directed by Tim Burton and first shown at the end of March this year. The other young children’s film is the highly acclaimed stop-motion work La vida d’en Carbassó, an adaptation of the Gilles Paris novel Autobiographie d’une courgette.

Besides these two family sessions, the cycle opens up to teenagers for the first time with Les vides de Grace, a work which sees Brie Larson shine in the role of supervisor at a reception centre for teenagers in vulnerable situations.

The sessions, free with prior registration, are:

Dumbo: Sundays 10 and 24 November at 11 am.
The film covers children’s rights to:

  • Receive care and protection in situations of discrimination and helplessness.
  • Be treated with respect, consideration and solidarity, particularly when they are in situations of vulnerability.

La vida d’en Carbassó: Sundays 17 November and 1 December at 11 am.
The film covers the rights of:

  • Unprotected children to be looked after by the authorities and offered a foster family.
  • Children suffering violence or any type of abuse to receive specific care and be attended to by reparation programmes.

Les vides de Grace: Sunday 24 November at 11.30 am.
The film covers:

  • Children’s right to be offered protection from public institutions against any sort of ill treatment or physical, psychological or sexual abuse.
  • The right of children who suffer ill treatment to be cared for by public service and helped to recover physically and psychologically, and to have access to suitable social inclusion processes.

The film cycle on children’s rights is an educational programme designed to encourage reflection on the rights and duties of young children with a selection of films. For the last ten years the cycle has been inviting families to take part in an activity combining leisure and learning with the aim of stimulating dialogue and debate among youngsters.