RTÉ has commissioned independent production company Fubar Films, who made the award winning children’s film Eliot & Me, to make the short documentaries which feature a little girl called Zara who lives with her family in Dublin city. Zara World will follow Zara as she goes about the business of being seven.
Zara World, which will transmit from 13th October on RTÉ2 and from 20th October on RTÉjr, is a series of 10 short observational documentary films capturing the experiences of seven-year-old Zara Gleeson and her family. Filmed over six months, each episode features a small snapshot of Zara’s life presented in a child friendly fly on the wall style.
The audience will see Zara go on trips to the beach, park, library, playground, zoo and aquarium as well as a day trip to Bray, playing games with her friends, Taekwondo training and spending time with her family. Zara’s Dad Gordon, big sister, Ali, and younger brother, Zack play an important role in the documentaries.