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A Scary Time
Directed by Shirley Clarke and Robert Hughes • 1960 • United States
Intended as a call to action, this short film funded by UNICEF juxtaposes the fears experienced by children around the world. Beginning with a collection of American kids preparing for Halloween, director Shirley Clarke contrasts these innocent activities with the more immediate issues experienced by young people in other countries, as they contend with concerns like hunger and disease.