This short film shows life for child workers and former child workers in Bolivia - the poorest country in South America. Meet Maria, Segundina and others who see the value in children working, particularly as this is a normal part of their family's survival or needed to contintinue their education. Many have formed NATS groups supported by former child workers, to make sure their rights are protected and they can work with dignity and protection. This film challenges perceptions of working children as 'helpless' and 'victimised' and balances this with a picture of proactive, capable and proud individuals who are living lives and working in their own real circumstances, even if these are not always ideal.
NB 'Child' here is in the broadest sense - the worker movements aim to promote healthy and safe working practices for those over 14 year old, when secondary education (without doing some paid work to fund it) becomes an option for the privileged few.