This Orphan Will Do Everything It Takes To Make Mum’s Day


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His mother has passed on, but this little boy believes that she is still right next to him, in spirit. It’s her birthday, and he wants to make their meal a memorable one.

The boy goes in search of fire to light up his candle. But everytime he tries to walk back with a lit candle, the fire extinguishes. His morale takes another blow when he accidentally drops the candle.

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Eventually, he finds a lit candle and brings it back cautiously, shielding the flame with his body. However, when he returns, a chilling truth awaits.

Watch ‘At the Tip of the Candlewick’ by Brianne Carlo Amparado (The Philippines) on Viddsee:

Brianne’s film was a finalist at the 2014 CineKabalen Kapampangan Film Festival’s Short Film Competition in The Philippines.

Here’s another realistic take on child poverty. Watch ‘Curian’ by Eysham Ali (Singapore), a story of young father and his seven-year-old son struggling to provide for themselves.

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