Ring a Ring Ritalin
Nike is a 7-year-old, touching and wise young girl. She has to take Ritalin at home and at school, due to an ADHD diagnosis. If she could decide for herself, she would quit these pills immediately, because Nike doesn’t want to be different from her friends. ‘Except for when someone gets her finger stuck between doors, then I do like to be a different person!’ And the pills taste awful, that’s another reason.
But a child cannot make her own decisions. That’s what parents do.
Because she really insists on it, Nike is allowed to go to school without Ritalin for one day. She’s hoping to show that she can do without it. Will that help to convince her parents?
Zembla: Down the Drain
Investigative documentary about the international trade of cheap labour. Since 2000 (the opening of the European borders) numerous temporary job agencies have thrived. Cheap labour has become big business. Workers from countries like Poland and Portugal are employed in the richer countries of Europe and are forced to accept low wages with poor terms of employment.
Everyone has to deal with loss at some point in life. And however large or small that loss may be, it always hurts. The three young children in this somewhat stylized film can attest to this, and they do, candidly and in detail. Their experiences are all different, as are their ways of dealing with them: whether it’s losing a favorite stuffed animal, an important fencing tournament or an older sister.