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Still shot from the movie: I Am David.

I Am David

Held back by German soldiers, a little boy is torn from the clutches of his crying mother (Maria Bonnevie) and struggling father (Adrian McCourt) when they are taken prisoner in post-WWII Bulgaria. All alone, David (Ben Tibber) labors at the Belene Prison Camp with a group of grown men. Caught in the aftermath of the war, the young boy loses his family, his childhood and his faith in humankind. Then one night the twelve-year-old prisoner is given a secret, sealed letter and directions for escaping from the camp. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 90
Theater Release: 02 Dec 2004
Video Release: 05 Apr 2005
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

How did David’s mistrust of others affect his actions toward them? Why did “the man” tell David not to trust anyone?

Why did David finally feel comfortable confiding in Sophie? How did she help restore his faith in others?

How is civilian life disrupted during times of war? For stories of modern day refugee children go to the movie’s official site at http://www.iamdavidmovie.com.

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