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Jackson, the Kenyan; Carlito, the Argentinian; Zahira, the Moroccan; Samuel, the Indian: four children who live light years away from each other and who have never met but who have a common point: they have to cover tremendously long distances to reach their school. On foot, on horseback or in a wheelchair, but all with an extraordinary determination...Written by
Ignore the critics, and take the journey (with your kids, ideally)
Critics may say that this film stays surface level or Disney-fies a critical human rights issue. They clearly have never watched it with their 5 and 8 year old kids. This movie started conversations about other places and religions and - most importantly - privilege. It let the stories stand alone, and that may not be such a bad thing.
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