Scene from the film Kinders
Scene from the film Kinders
Scene from the film Kinders


  • Austria
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In KINDERS we accompany children and adolescents with various backgrounds throughout their difficult, confusing and funny day-to-day life and get to know their perspectives and stances. The central theme is the edgy musical education program ((superar)) founded by Caritas, Wiener Kon- zerthaus and the Vienna Boysʼ Choir in which the children are transformed from "invisible" outsi- ders into self-confident young people and learn to express their hidden potential through the power of music. The children themselves realise how their daily lives visibly change as a result of the dis- cussions that accompany the music training.

The film shows how full of obstacles and dramatic yet also how exhilarating and inspiring the path is that the children travel over the course of their education. By singing together and learning to play a musical instrument, the lives of these socially disadvantaged young people also take on an extremely surprising, vibrant and creative dimension. It is not the "functionality" but rather the un- furling of talents and their use that should be the focal point of our lives.


  • Original title
    Kinders / EN version
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Arash T. Riahi, Arman T. Riahi
  • DOP
    Mario Minichmayr, Arash T. Riahi, Arman T. Riahi
  • Editing
    David Arno Schwaiger
  • Sound
    Claus Benischke, Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson, Atanas Tcholakov
  • Duration
    95 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Austria
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
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