Adults reflect on their lack of control and choices as children.
Chantal's World (04:39)
Chantal, age 10, discusses meeting her biological father; she often stays with her aunt and uncle. Chantal does not go to school; she prefers to play with a toy village or dress-up. Chantal's cousins discuss fairies.
A Magical Friendship (02:18)
Katie, age 12, and Molly, age 11, believe in fairies. They discuss their friendship, creating their own world, and writing books together.
Sakira's World (03:07)
Sakira, age 8, reveals her cultural background and her dolls. She discusses pretending she is a character in a book and what it would be like if she were a queen.
Dreams of the Future (02:51)
Daniel, age 12, and Andrew, age 10, live on a boat. They discuss things they like to do and what they want to be when they grow up. Daniel describes a future of destruction.
A Strong Outlook (03:16)
Robert, age 12, recalls arriving in America and his grandmother's life in a concentration camp during WWII. His hobbies and dreams reveal the effects his family history.
Searching for Someone to Listen (06:21)
Flora, age 10, discusses moving to England after her parents divorced. She often visits her grandfather who talks about the paintings on his wall. Flora discusses living in a heritage site, going to school, and imaginary friends.
Music is My Life (02:58)
Jin, age 10, discusses arriving in England, learning English, and playing a Chinese instrument. She sees pictures in her mind about the music she plays.
Mustafa's World (02:51)
Mustafa, age 11, believes music is bad. He shares his five religious beliefs and habits. Mustafa discusses marriage, his disinterest in his neighbors, and using his imagination.
A World in Motion (03:28)
Danielle, age 11, discusses being adopted, visiting Israel, and her love of dancing. She reflects on painting and color representation.
I Want to be an Artist (01:30)
Ashford, age 5, lives in a homeless shelter. His mother discusses Ashford's love of art and spending time together. Ashford shares some of his drawings
Land of Pepper Sweets (05:38)
Georgia, age 6, discusses her unborn sibling and living in her imaginary land with her imaginary family. Georgia divides her time between her mom and dad.
Our Future (04:25)
The children in this film reflect on what it would be like to be different, what their futures hold, and death.
Credits: Inside Out: Portraits of Children—A Film by Joanna Lipper (02:10)
Credits: Inside Out: Portraits of Children—A Film by Joanna Lipper
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