November 05, 2010

Inspiration Monday: The Game Must Go On

"I have an idea. Let's go to the mayor and ask him to build a playground here so that we can play." So begins the delightful Greek documentary, The Game Must Go On, which was recently premiered at the Chicago Children's International Film Festival. As stated on, the film "follows a group of children living in a crowded Greek city with nowhere to play, who challenge a world made up of concrete, cars, quarrelling parents, and politicians."

In an age of "cotton wool" children and helicopter parents, this film is an inspiring testament to what a group of kids can accomplish -- and the lengths they will go to for a safe place to play. The trailer alone is guaranteed to make you smile:

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