CHILDREN FULL OF LIFE
by Boonsan Ransikabum
Children Full of Life was the documentary granted the Best Family and Youth Program from Banff Rockie Award 2004. Toshiro Kanamori, the kind, tough, and fun teacher, teaches fourth grade students in Manano Kawasaki Municipal Elementary School, Kawasaki, Japan. In this classroom, it is more than the ordinary classroom scenario, and ful-filled by living life happily and understanding in each other every day through loss, grief, and even delight.
Early in the study hour, the kids would read all the notes that they wrote to their friends from each day feeling which happened on each day, and it would be revealed from their true mind.
Children Full of Life is about the happiness of being in school with the children. It shows us the deeply close and great relationship of the bond between students and teacher. After the movie ends, you’ll feel young again and question that if you had a teacher like Toshiro Kanamori, what would your life be like today?