“Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play. “

“Los niños necesitan arte e historias y poemas y música tanto como necesitan amor, comida, aire fresco y juegos. “

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

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Wise words from Philip Pullman, who received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2005:

Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play. If you don’t give a child food, the damage quickly becomes visible. If you don’t let a child have fresh air and play, the damage is also visible, but not so quickly. If you don’t give a child love, the damage might not be seen for some years, but it’s permanent.

But if you don’t give a child art and stories and poems and music, the damage is not so easy to see. It’s there, though. Their bodies are healthy enough; they can run and jump and swim and eat hungrily and make lots of noise, as children have always done, but something is missing.

It’s true that some people grow up never encountering…

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Yannis Lobaina is a Cuban Writer, Filmmaker, Storyteller based in Toronto. Lobaina loves to explore themes of immigration, diaspora and motherhood through storytelling. She is recipient RBC Arts Access Award 2019 and 2018 By Toronto Arts Foundation and Neighbourhood Arts Network. Furthermore, 2017 she is a Micro –Grant recipient for her currently short Documentary “Where the Magic Happens” her first work as an emerging filmmaker in Toronto. She has been working for more than a decade at the International School of Cinema, Radio, and TV (EICTV) as a Director-producer, Assistant Director, and Script consultant. More about https://enlareddeltiempo.com/.

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