His best friend warned of a van going around the village. If it collected their mothers, it would be years before they returned.
The news terrified Elias, so he hatched plans to make sure his mother would never leave.
There was the mysterious illness, and when that didn’t work a kidnapping case.
But it’s because mum loved him so, that she had to leave.
He was her world, and she his, but the universe demanded more from the both of them.
It’s a bittersweet pill to swallow for this six-year-old.
‘The Plan/e of Elias’ swept the 4th CinePambata film festival and won the Audience Choice Award at the Ateneo Video Open 14.