Director: Kim Longinotto
“The school seemed to be a metaphor for what's wrong with boys and young men in society. I'm sure that's why the impact of going to that school was so strong for me.” - filmmaker Kim Longinotto
For the 40 children who call it home, Mulberry Bush is their last chance. Excluded from school for extreme behaviour, and often having suffered trauma themselves, they are granted three years at this boarding school to turn their lives around. Acclaimed documentary maker Kim Longinotto (Sisters in Law, MIFF 05) points her compassionate lens at these fragile young boys who hit, swear and spit their way through the misery of their blighted childhoods. This film is a heartbreaking study of dysfunction, bearing witness to the tremendous influence that adults hold - for good and for bad - over growing children.
Outstanding documentarian Kim Longinotto - a director of compassionate studies of women's lives and the pull between tradition and change, in such multi-award-winning films as [Divorce Iranian Style]… More »
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