There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.– Graham Greene
Made collaboratively with children from public housing areas in the Illawarra region of Australia, Protection uses a unique blend of film and animation to tell stories about childhood. It is inspired by the lives and experiences of the film’s adventurous and often hilarious young cast.
There’s a re-telling of Goldilocks – featuring a display home and a big, bad real estate agent. There’s witches, parties and billy cart derbies, and a lovely wedding to an imaginary prince. And there are also stories of bullying and racism, death and grief and facing up to your fears and mistakes.
These are stories told by kids from their perspective making Protection a celebration of childhood and a tribute to the resilience of children.