This award-winning short film gives us a window into the world of Kenneth Mitchell. The film was written by Kenneth's brother, Nicholas, and has been shown at international film festivals.  

This film was created by Into Film, an organisation that uses film and media production to develop skills in young people in the UK. To watch more great films, have a look at their website: http://www.intofilm.org/

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What did you think about the film? If you were going to make a film about your brother or sister, what type of information would you include about them? 

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Andrii 2 March, 2021 - 20:06

I find this video interesting and cool. If I was going to make a film about my sister, I would definitely tell about the hobby, favourite food and relationship between us.

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manuela28 3 February, 2021 - 04:23

I think that the film is very interesting because is talking about a topic that is not common and its evaded by people, its important to know others, to know how they feel, how they see the world. If I had to do a video of my brother, I would ask him his perspective about the world, what makes him happy, what are his dreams, his goals in life, what he likes to do, his favorite food, movie, between others. I want to know more about my brother and I think making a video like this of him would be a good alternative.

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Malarcon_06 3 February, 2021 - 02:26

In my point of view, the video was appropriate with its approach about the theme since it is not something that is discussed a lot and they accomplished it through a fun and interesting way, although a simple video, it captivates the viewers attention. I am the eldest of three kids, and if I had to do a video about my two little brothers, it would probably contain some information about them, for instance what they like, dislike and how we get along with each other. Something that I consider that could not miss if I ever did such video would be the traits in their personalities, with which the viewer could understand and probably even relate to them.

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NicolasGonzalez 2 February, 2021 - 16:16

I liked the film, it was interesting, striking and different. This shows us the reality some people are passing throughout.

Actually, I do not have brothers or sisters, despite that, I think I would include kind of the same information showed to us with the detail that it is not so monotonous.

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mariana_martinez 2 February, 2021 - 16:04

I think people have different goals and things that they want to achieve in the future, we have different opinions, different tastes in food and as we are humans we also have things that makes us upset sometimes, but what we can’t make different is the way we treat people, we have to respect people around us and also be kind, this film help me to understand the person that was describing his life and it makes me realized that his life is not quite different from my life. If I were going to make a film about my sister i will include what are her goals, what makes her happy, which is her favorite plan, food or sport, where would she like to travel and why and more things that are related to these questions so I can know better my sister.

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Antoniablandon25 2 February, 2021 - 15:29

I found this film divine, such a nice work!!
If I was making a film about my brother I would firstly include his passion and love for music: his biggest hobby is playing the guitar and he is extremely talented. He started playing when he was around ten, and twelve years later, I can say his efforts for getting better had had success, wel he always plays in bars and in his University's musical group. I really wonder why he didn't study music and prefered engineering. Anyway, he is a straight A student.
Besides this, I would add that my brother is a very calmed person, quality that he has acquired because of the importance he gives to meditation and mental health. Also, my brother loves hanging out with his friends and watching classical movies, he is a very innovative person and has programmed multiple apps for different companies and partners.

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ctascon765 2 February, 2021 - 15:09

Personally I think the film was very relatable considering he does not like to get shouted at or see his mom upset, well me neither. It was a very interesting film and it did introduce me to someone who i have never known in just one minute therefore i would think the film is also very efficient in communicating likes and dislikes. If i were to make a film about my two brothers i would most definitely include the amount of effort they have placed in their education, also I would put their interest and some good memories of when we were little kids.

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NLlanosJimenez 2 February, 2021 - 15:08

I think the film is very interesting and inspiring, as it presents the perception and life of Kenneth Mithchell, a dreamy and happy child like everyone else, but seen by many as different. Also, the fact that his brother made this video reflects to me the great importance of Kenneth family in his life, it shows the support and love they have for him. And most important of all, the video teaches us that you should never give up, and should always keep going.
If I had to make a video of my brother, I would put first of all the perception he has about the world, his dreams and desires, as well as his likes and hobbies. In general, the video would show an idea of how my brother thinks and reacts to the world.

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Cataperea_4 2 February, 2021 - 15:00

The video was to my liking, it was interesting, it tells the reality of that person in a different and entertaining way and allows us to learn more about him.
I have 3 siblings and if I had to make a movie about them I think I would show them doing the things they like and are passionate about and their favorite activities

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MelVarela55 2 February, 2021 - 14:52

I really like the short film, it shows that there are obstacles in life, such as prejudice, which is the main one depicted here, however at the end of the day there will always be people around you. I think this is a really important message that many people sometimes forget about and it can be harmful for their mental health. In addition, the film showed this in a really creative way, there was hard work put into the video and I liked it a lot. If i were to make a film about my brothers or sister, i would try to show how hard they have worked to get where they are, because i do believe they are people to admire.

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Mpolo 2 February, 2021 - 14:32

I think the video was pretty good, because the way it was developed and filmed. I also think it's great that Kennet's brother Nicholas wrote this film, to show his brother that his condition can't affect him. If I was going to make a film, I would make it about my sister's life, since she is older than my brother, I think she has lived and experienced many different things that she could share in the film. I would include information such as, what she likes to do, her favorite things, what she doesn't like.

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NHerreraM23 2 February, 2021 - 14:28

The film looks interesting to say the least.
It seems like the "protagonist" just wants to live a happy and simple life, and hey, who can judge the guy.

The film could teach some people about interesting life lessons and learning to be more appreciative of what's around you.

If i could take something from that video, it would be that I should just look on the bright side of things and be more positive or even optimistic about situations.

The guy also seems to be pretty set of what he likes or dislikes, which is pretty good in my opinion.

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Jpino 2 February, 2021 - 14:20

After seeing the video I think that all the likes of Kennet are incredible and how much passion and pleasure it gives them to do those things, for example music. In addition, it seems important to me that kennet gets along with his family and has that special bond. Finally, if I had to make a film with my sisters, I would say that although when we were children we hated each other, but as we grew older we got closer little by little and at this moment we get along better than ever and although I do not see them very often we are quite enough united.

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JEAgudelo 2 February, 2021 - 14:16

I think the video is well done, also that it is interesting to see all the things Kenneth Mitchell likes to do, along with his goals and dreams. It is also cool to realize that the kid does not see his disability as an obstacle to be able to continue with his life and do the things he likes to do, and also that he says that his family is very important to him, as well as his friends. Finally, it can be seen that his brother knows him very well, since he was the one who wrote the film. If I was going to write a film about my brother or sister, I would probably include what they like to do, if they have any hobbies and the things that are important to them.

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mariarub5987 2 February, 2021 - 03:54

I think that the film was very great, that it has a good quality and that it shows and talk about a topic that not everyone feel comfortable to speak about in a fun and respect way.

If I was supposed to do a film about my brother or sister I consider that it will probably be of them doing, challenges, ridiculous things or sleeping but that last one can be king of boring to watch.

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czapata581 2 February, 2021 - 00:04

I liked the film it was interesting , with this we can know better the people, this film showed the reality of this person, well i dont have any brother or sister, but i would put information like what things they like and which not, their favorite things, what does she study, her aspirations etc.

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WeronikaLapis1000 7 May, 2019 - 15:03

i like it if I did film about my brother ,I would show him playing games all the time and sleeping

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