A Time of Miracles – When Children Enter Puberty

Their moods swing from extreme happiness to the depths of despair. Children in puberty are torn between stuffed animals and slamming doors. The rate at which each pubescent teenager goes through his or her development is just as individual and varied. When some boys are starting to shave, others are still playing with toy cars. Some girls are thinking about birth control at an age when others still cannot decide between chocolate or vanilla. We accompanied six children on their exciting, beautiful, and often also painful path through puberty for two years. Childhood’s End is about great changes, emotional chaos, and the completely normal insanity of being a teenager.

Broadcast date:Montag bis Freitag, 23. bis 27. Oktober 2006, jeweils um 20.15 Uhr auf arte (5 x 26’) Dienstags, 29. Mai und 05. Juni 2007, jeweils um 22.15 im ZDF in der Fassung 2x45’
Length:2x 45'
Written and directed by:Dominique Klughammer, Wolfgang Klauser
Production:Ulrike Römhild
Line producer:Anke Meyer
Producer:Martina Sprengel
Executive producer:Hartmut Klenke
Filming location:Leipzig, München