Kung Fu – China

Kung Fu Asia China Petend play game. No props N.o.p.:2
An older boy plays with his brother, they play “Kung Fu” in the middle of the street in the parc. The big brother is helping his young brother in execution of his role in the game.
Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel Editor: Timo Gilhuis Shooting date:2012

De boom hoe langer hoe dikker – The Netherlands

De boom hoe langer hoe dikker Europe The Netherlands Pretend play No props N.o.p.:10 >
A group of children hold their hands while walking slowly and singing the line : “the tree will be growing bigger and bigger” . One child in front of the group stands still while all others walk with their hands fastened along her until the “tree” is fully grown. Raising their hands symbolizes the leaves of the tree are gently moving in the wind on a sunny sunday afternoon….

Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel
Editor: Timo Gilhuis
Shooting date: 2003

Mimica – Bolivia

Mimica SAmerica Bolivia Pretending game No props N.o.p.: 2
Two children play Mimica, the girl is kneeling at the back side of the boy and hold her arms in the pullover of the boy. The boy has his arms under the pullover, so it looks the boy is moving his arm and hands all over his face and head. But surprise: it’s the girl behind the boy who makes the moves!

Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel
Editor: Timo Gilhuis
Shooting date: 1999

Tamiguel – Peru

Tamiguel S-America Peru Pretend play N.o.p.: 6 >
Five girls and one boy play this game. The boy has to try to get rid of the safeguard “mother” of the four other girls, let’s call them the “daughters”. Every time he sends the mother away with an excuse, he immediately starts pulling one of the daughters out of the house. All daughters are calling “Tamiguel” and the mother returns right away to save her children. She is successful in getting her child free.
But for how long? But the boy persists and continues his excuses and at the end all “daughters” have been taken by the boy: game over!

Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel
Editor: Timo Gilhuis
Shooting date: 1999

Telefonar – Brazil

Telefonar S-America Brazil Pretend play Props: plastic/iron tins, rope N.o.p.: 2
How to make a phone call with your “mobilerope” phone. Two girls are not always strictly pulling the rope tight when talk or listen. Holding the phone to your ear while talking to your friend two metres away from you, makes your call understood and appreciated. This line is never busy!

Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel
Editor: Timo Gilhuis
Shooting date: 1999