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Category: Film


One of the earliest films ever made is a silent movie from the 1890s about a child playing a trick on a gardener. Since then, children and young people have been the subjects of a wide spectrum of films – serious social dramas, heartbreaking tragedies, heroic adventures, and hilarious comedies. The pieces in this section reflect the complicated history of children on film.


That’s Thumper the Rabbit talking to Bambi’s mother in the beautiful opening sequence of Walt Disney’s 1942 film when all the gentle animals of the forest come to see the newborn deer.