FOUR LETTERS APART - CHILDREN IN THE AGE OF ADHD
The film follows three children at odds with themselves and the world around them, at a time when more and more are being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Victor is 7. He hates ADHD, believing it's something to do with his club feet. Martine is quick to become withdrawn and struggles with uncontrollable rage.
For the most part, Marino keeps to himself, but easily becomes aggressive.
Victor, Martine and Marino are in a special class in a normal school. The teachers and the parents decide to take part in an alternative treatment project focusing on the individual child's challenges and possibilities, rather than relying on medical diagnosis.
The film shows how the children make great strides over the course of a year, as the adults around them start to see each child in a new light.
Release: 2013 (Denmark)
Duration: 87 minutes
Genre: Documentary feature
Spoken language: Danish
Director: Erlend E. Mo
Cinematography: Simon Plum, Casper Høyberg, Lars Reinholdt and Erlend E. Mo
Editors: Åsa Mossberg and Stefan Sundlöf
Sound Design: Niels Arild
Composer: Magnus Jarlbo
Producer: Lise Lense-Møller
Production Countries: Denmark and Norway
Production Company: Magic Hour Films
Produced with support from: The Danish Film Institute and TV 2/Denmark.
The film was nominated for Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2014 Audience Award, Budapest Documentary Film Festival 2014 Audience Award and received a Honorable Mention at 2014 Nordic Docs.