PANORAMA

     IDFA

INTL’ DOC FESTIVAL

      AMSTERDAM

DREAMING NICARAGUA is a film about HOPE. It’s about love for the dignity and courage of the human spirit that, even immersed in uttermost tragic conditions, fights for a better life, and in this case, with a friendly SMILE.


DREAMING is a sensitive and lyrical portrayal of four children living in extreme poverty in Nicaragua. The film takes us beyond their hardships and gives voice to the youngsters, who are surprisingly funny, hopeful, and optimistic.


A traveling art teacher provides a safe arena for our four unlikely protagonists to express their innermost thoughts. When painting, the kids momentarily escape the stresses of their reality into a world of dreams and ideas, a stark contrast to their lives outside: a vicious cycle of hunger, child labor, and violence.


Despite the extreme circumstances, the children and their families face their lives with an inspiring unity, strength and humor.

from the Director of “Angel’s Fire”

Winner of IDA AWARD

international documentary association

 
 

“A Celebration of Life”

                               - Daan de Wit