5 different families. 5 different religions. 5 different regions.
Childhood is living poetry.
5 different children in disparate parts of the world are having a similar, yet different experience. We catch them after they wake up, in preparation for a day of religious worship.
They put on clothing. Some of it cultural or religious, and then get breakfast. I can smell it cooking. Then they head out the door.
I remember childhood, but I don’t remember times like these being so poetic. It looks like a very sacred time. And everything about this feels like a sacred ritual of childhood.
But it’s still childhood. It’s the time we will remember forever. They are some of the best times of our lives. We are at our purest and most innocent. For some it can be painful. For some it can be pleasant. Whatever it happens to be, it becomes a part of who we are.
The filmmakers are a husband and wife team. They met while making films and have since come to be collectively known only as The Mercadantes. They live in northern California. They make some cool films.