YEAR: 2011 / DURATION: 26 MINS / PRODUCTION: MEMENTO / AVAILABLE VERSIONS: FRENCH
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The city of Naples was hit hard by the recession with around a third of households living on under 600 euros a month. With times being so hard some parents decided to take their children out of school and send them out to work. Although the law states that every child must stay in education until the age of 16, research shows that around 20,000 children under the age of 13 are working.
We meet a man who is trying to fight this terrible trend. Everyday he patrols the streets of Naples in search of children who ought to be in school. He works for an association that aims to put these children back in school or at least offer alternative ways in which they may complete their schooling. But in a city where so many families rely on their children to pay the bills, will his work ever be enough?