Jesser and the Sugarcane
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5@5 A Better Future
Sequoia 1Sat, Oct 7 3:00 PM
"Give my children sunny smile. Give them moon and cloudless sky. I demand a better future." That’s exactly what the kids (or animals) are all striving for in these family-friendly shorts. The future of the neighborhood lemonade stand is what’s at stake in Anya Adams’ Lemonade Mafia (US 2016, 9 min). In Ned Wenlock’s Spring Jam (New Zealand 2016, 6 min), a young stag lacking big antlers uses some musical improvisation to make an impression during mating season. When his grandson challenges him on the soccer field, an elderly man looks to his past for new inspiration in Hannes Thor Arason’s Footsteps (Iceland 2017, 15 min). Hedgehog’s love for his cozy home sparks an unexpected standoff with his forest neighbors in Eva Cvijanovic’s animated Hedgehog’s Home (Canada 2016, 10 min). In Godelieve Eijsink’s poignant documentary Jesser and the Sugarcane (Netherlands 2016, 15 min), a Nicaraguan boy dreams of becoming a farmer in hopes of avoiding the
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5@5 A Better Future
Rafael 1Mon, Oct 9 10:00 AM
"Give my children sunny smile. Give them moon and cloudless sky. I demand a better future." That’s exactly what the kids (or animals) are all striving for in these family-friendly shorts. The future of the neighborhood lemonade stand is what’s at stake in Anya Adams’ Lemonade Mafia (US 2016, 9 min). In Ned Wenlock’s Spring Jam (New Zealand 2016, 6 min), a young stag lacking big antlers uses some musical improvisation to make an impression during mating season. When his grandson challenges him on the soccer field, an elderly man looks to his past for new inspiration in Hannes Thor Arason’s Footsteps (Iceland 2017, 15 min). Hedgehog’s love for his cozy home sparks an unexpected standoff with his forest neighbors in Eva Cvijanovic’s animated Hedgehog’s Home (Canada 2016, 10 min). In Godelieve Eijsink’s poignant documentary Jesser and the Sugarcane (Netherlands 2016, 15 min), a Nicaraguan boy dreams of becoming a farmer in hopes of avoiding the
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5@5 A Better Future
Lark TheatreSun, Oct 15 4:00 PM
"Give my children sunny smile. Give them moon and cloudless sky. I demand a better future." That’s exactly what the kids (or animals) are all striving for in these family-friendly shorts. The future of the neighborhood lemonade stand is what’s at stake in Anya Adams’ Lemonade Mafia (US 2016, 9 min). In Ned Wenlock’s Spring Jam (New Zealand 2016, 6 min), a young stag lacking big antlers uses some musical improvisation to make an impression during mating season. When his grandson challenges him on the soccer field, an elderly man looks to his past for new inspiration in Hannes Thor Arason’s Footsteps (Iceland 2017, 15 min). Hedgehog’s love for his cozy home sparks an unexpected standoff with his forest neighbors in Eva Cvijanovic’s animated Hedgehog’s Home (Canada 2016, 10 min). In Godelieve Eijsink’s poignant documentary Jesser and the Sugarcane (Netherlands 2016, 15 min), a Nicaraguan boy dreams of becoming a farmer in hopes of avoiding the
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Film Info
Year:2016
Running Time:15 min.
Premiere Status:North American
Description
In Godelieve Eijsink’s poignant documentary Jesser and the Sugarcane, a Nicaraguan boy dreams of becoming a farmer in hopes of avoiding the dangerous work in the sugarcane fields that has made his father sick.
Additional Information

Godelieve Eijsink studied history at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. She started to work for television many years ago, specializing in research and scriptwriting for documentaries and educational projects. She has researched and written lots of documentary series and single films for different broadcasters and producers ever since. She now works as an independent filmmaker and scriptwriter, mainly directing documentaries and commissioned films. Jesser and the Sugarcane is her first children’s documentary.