How to make child’s play of precarity: “Crisanto Street” and other documentaries
Here are 3 videos that focus on the precarious existence of the marginalised and mobile of the world - from a child’s eye view. Where wonder and relationship are always possible, no matter the circumstances. And where the real measure of progress (or regress) can be found.
Above, Crisanto Street, from Guardian Documentaries: “In the shadow of Silicon Valley, a hidden community thrives despite difficult circumstances. For one resident, eight-year-old Geovany Cesario, impending change is bittersweet. When the time comes to leave Crisanto Avenue, which Geovany affectionately calls Crisanto Street, he uses his camera to document the day.”
A newborn baby generates reflection - from a grandfather listening to the Brexit-era news of polarisation and division on the radio. “Wise Words”, featuring Peter Mullen, from Comic Relief
Finally a darker child’s eye view. A Second A Day (commissioned by Children In Need for its Syria work), shows what a descent into disaster might look like from our side of the world.