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Mario and Nini

Synopsis

In 2001, director Chloe Ruthven got a job in a central London primary school, working with children who were failing in class. Nini and his friend Mario immediately stood out as two, bright adventurous Albanian children, and Chloe began working with them, encouraging them to use her video camera as a way of exploring their own lives.

Over the next seven years, the three develop a special relationship. But as the boys grow up, the lure of the street begins to prove too much, and only the director can stand in its way. This is the disturbing story of two boys growing up in a world where childhood is under threat, and asks fundamental questions about how we view and raise our children.

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Features
Running Time
70 mins
Format
DVCAM
Director
Chloe Ruthven 1st Feature
Producer
Olly Lambert, Simon Chambers
Co-Producer
Olly Lambert, Simon Chambers
Editor
Lara Agnew