The sun only comes out once every ten years...
February 5, 2014 2:04 PM Subscribe
My elementary school class was shown a movie about a dystopian future where the sun only appeared once in a while. I saw the movie sometime between 1984 and 1986.
It was in the gifted program if that makes any difference. I’m sure the movie was meant to be thought-provoking. I was slightly traumatized.
This is what I remember:
1) The sun only comes out once at a ridiculously long interval, maybe once a year or once every 10 years.
2) Around five or six school age kids standing in front of a huge wall of tanning bed lights. There were in their bathing suits and wearing eye protecting goggles. They talked amongst one another and were told by the teachers to switch sides every so often.
3) When the sun came out, colorful flowers bloomed, children ran in the fields, but there was one bullied child locked in an interior room or closet. She or he was not able to enjoy the one day of sunshine.
Has anyone seen this or know its name? Internet searches have been fruitless.
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