The streets are not place for a young Filipino boy, but he finds relief in the one gift his mother left behind: literacy, books, words.
That was his escape.
Every scrap of paper becomes a lesson and he learns to manage by his imagination, into worlds beyond the tangible.
This sweet short film is a loving letter from a mum to her son, telling him to buck up and hold out a little longer.
‘The Little Reader’ was a finalist at Tropfest SEA 2015 and is in the running for the Audience Choice Award.
If you enjoyed ‘The Little Reader,’ “heart” the film here to vote for it! Voting ends 11.59pm (GMT+08) 16th February 2015.