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Luca, age five, and his family live in Rio de Janeiro. Luca’s grandparents take care of Luca and his brother before school, which starts at 1 PM. We follow them to swimming lessons, to the art museum, where their parents work and to their Dad’s amateur soccer team’s practice.
Louisa lives on their family farm inland from Rio, where her father grows vegetables and raises cattle. Louisa’s mother drives the children 50 miles to their school in the nearest city, where she teaches ballet. Back home, the children entertain themselves by rollerblading and bicycling, watching TV and playing video games.