Kids’ candid views on divorce make for a powerful documentary by filmmaker Ellen Bruno
“Here’s a perfect family…the mom and dad love each other and they eat pancakes every day. But that will never happen in the world. No one’s perfect. Nothing’s perfect.” So says a young boy in the trailer for the new documentary film, Split.
Filmmaker and social activist Ellen Bruno, who was a child of divorce, interviews 12 children between the ages 6-12 in this poignant and affecting take on what nearly half of U.S. children will experience. The candid portraits are transitioned by a music box score and kids’ drawings that become magical animated sequences in the film. My understanding of the film is limited to the clip that’s embedded below, since Bruno and her creative team have launched a Kickstarter Campaign to fund the film to completion.
As a divorced kid raised in the age of divorce(80s), I’m all in on this one. As kids, we didn’t talk about it, even though most of my friends were divorced and the ones whose parents weren’t, should have been. For parents in a troubled state, this film could be a great aide in helping your kid understand what’s happening and why, questions all kids have but few kids ask. Here’s the link to the trailer.