Imad is six years old and lived in Algeria until the age of four. He’s charming, very eloquent and sometimes talks with his hands. He uses words children his age do not even know. Words that life has taught him. “I’m six years old and I need a transplant, even though it’s risky.” Due to a severe kidney failure, Imad needs a daily dialysis and has spent a lot of time in a hospital in France, an unknown country for his family. He recalls with sparkling eyes the first time he “flew in an airplane”.
On the soccer field, Camille runs, dribbles and attacks. He belongs to a soccer club in his town outside Paris, and would never miss practice with his dad. In the film, he says: “I’m sick. My mum explained it all to me when I was a little baby.” Camille has neuroblastoma, the most common cancer in infants, which forms in certain types of nerve tissue. But he’s a litte super heroe, never giving up, always smiling and keeping a positive attitude.
I’M SIX YEARS OLD AND I NEED A TRANSPLANT
The French film Everyday Heroes (original title Et les mistrals gagnants) is a feature length documentary about the power of life of five seriously ill children. They share with us their everyday life, their doubts and their joys.
Imad, Ambre, Charles, Tugdual and Camille have been diagnosed with serious pathologies, which make them both very mature and self-aware of the power of now. But above all, they remain children.
Anne Dauphine Julliand, the director, has captured the decency and innocence of these amazing kids, who really stand among every day heroes, and share with us a lesson of life.
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