Video review by Nikiya Cooper, aged 10 years old
This week I was asked if I would like to do a review on a video. As my last review went so well, I guessed this would be fun and it was extremely enjoyable.
“Peace a child’s dream” is a video portraying a child’s outlook on peace and their ideas on how we can reach that state of mind. Many adults would question peace, yet these kids are all for it; they challenge everyday thoughts on peace, the video compares definitions of peace and war and then shares the children’s thoughts on the reasons behind war. For certain people, this mentality it is too challenging to understand. To remedy this, the concepts have been simplified to make them more digestible.
The video also addresses the fact that adult voices overpower every decision in their children’s lives. That subject is rarely addressed and when that topic is raised, it is automatically challenged. I think that children often have much better ideas, with their innocence, simple logic and imagination. These children have probably opened the eyes of a small minority, as many are oblivious to the truth. However, I REALLY love this video. I watched it over and over again, playing it in my head; contemplating what to write and it made me question my thoughts on the concept of peace.
So I then thought about questions for you, which will follow at the end. Although I do have one question, and this should take you a good deal of reading, what is peace to you? I have trouble seeing why world peace is considered such a wild dream. It is a simple, logical theory. If the world leaders considered the thoughts of the future generation shown in this video, they would realise that we could potentially reach that goal within a decade or maybe even shorter (that is an inaccurate estimated figure based on hope, which I personally believe can be achieved).
Please come and watch the video: http://www.peaceachildsdream.com/the-film/
* Film director Jonnie Dean, aged 27 has made a small collection of thought provoking films, he is currently writing a children’s fantasy feature film screenplay, his films often mix live action and animation together in an artistic way.*
How would you create peace? How would you enforce this? What can and will you do to create peace?