Dear Child

Shot in Brazil, “Dear Child” follows the stories of a group of children rescued from the drug war. Mixing documentary and narrative it introduces us to Father Renato Chinera, an Italian missionary working with children in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Set in the rehabilitation centre he founded on the edge of the jungle, it is the story of a community’s fight against poverty and violence.

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Dear Child (2020)

Feature (76mins) Documentary




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Luca Ammendola


Sun 13 Sep 2020, ALL DAY *,

* ALL DAY films are available for viewing from
12.00 am (midnight) until 11.59 pm of the above-mentioned dates.

World Premiere

Luca Ammendola

Luca Ammendola

Luca started as a music video and advertising director in Paris. He worked in Cinecittà, Rome, on many projects as an Assistant Director. Then he began making documentaries in 2014. He has made a short documentary AKAMASOA in Madagascar following the plight of young children in the slums. DEAR CHILD is his first feature film.

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